12 user 3 critic

I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951)

Approved | | Drama | 5 April 1951 (USA)
A ruthless fashion designer steps on everyone in her way in order to reach the top of her profession. Eventually she is forced to choose between her ambition and the man she loves.



(screen play), (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, the film begins when he meets Rachel Donaldson Robards. The plot concentrates on the scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Susan Hayward, Charlton Heston, John McIntire
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman preparing to marry her fiance is accused of bigamy by a stranger but she fights back by trying to prove she's the victim of a conspiracy designed to discredit her.

Director: Mel Ferrer
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Jane Cowl
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Quick tempered but likable Biff Grimes falls for beautiful Virginia Brush, but he is not the only young man in the neighborhood who is smitten with her.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During WW2, husband-less New Zealand women meet and marry American soldiers who are fighting in the Pacific theater.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A governess becomes the center of a wealthy family after her employer's wife dies.

Director: Gregory Ratoff
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Warner Baxter, Susan Hayward
The Jackpot (1950)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: James Stewart, Barbara Hale, James Gleason
Film-Noir | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a woman he meets is murdered, a soon to be drafted sailor has until dawn to find the killer, aided by a weary dance hall girl.

Directors: Harold Clurman, William Cameron Menzies
Stars: Susan Hayward, Bill Williams, Paul Lukas
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An unhappy wife uses her powers of manipulation to draw an infatuated man into an ill-fated jewelry heist.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Carol Ohmart, Tom Tryon, Jody Lawrance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1871 a convict escapes, with other prisoners, to kill the man that framed him, but has second thoughts after meeting the man's beautiful future wife.

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Glenn Ford, Gene Tierney, Ethel Barrymore
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Victor Moore


Complete credited cast:
Harriet Boyd
Teddy Sherman
J.F. Noble
Sam Cooper
Marge Boyd
Arnold Fisher
Harry von Zell ...
Barbara Whiting ...
Ellen Cooper
Vicki Cummings ...
Hermione Griggs
Richard Lane ...
Mary Philips ...
Mrs. Boyd


A ruthless fashion designer steps on everyone in her way in order to reach the top of her profession. Eventually she is forced to choose between her ambition and the man she loves. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


From the most startling novel of our decade ! See more »




Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

5 April 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Only the Best  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Lux Radio Theater broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Monday, March 31st, 1952 with Susan Hayward and Dan Dailey reprising their film roles. See more »


Teddy Sherman: To Harriet: You have the simple and astonishing beauty of an old fashion straight razor.
See more »


Featured in Red Hollywood (1996) See more »


Gwine to Rune All Night (De Camptown Races)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played when Teddy tours the South
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Strange title, good movie
10 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Susan Hayward is a determined, talented and ambitious woman in "I Can Get it for You Wholesale," a 1951 film which also stars George Sanders, Dan Dailey and Sam Jaffe. The title comes from the novel but the actual plot is only very loosely taken from the book.

The beautiful Hayward plays Harriet Boyd, a dress model in a small business in New York's Garment District. She talks the owner (Sam Jaffe) into putting up some money and going into business with her so that she can launch her own line. She gets the top salesman (Dan Dailey) to do the same, and she manipulates her own sister into offering insurance money for Harriet's share in the business. Harriet's ability and drive get the business going, and she's all work. Though Danny Sherman (Dailey) is in love with her, she gives him the brush-off. The two eventually stop speaking when Danny catches having dinner with a wolf-like buyer (Harry von Zell). One night, at a big buyer's dinner, she meets J.F. Noble, the head of Noble's Department Store, probably comparable to Saks Fifth Avenue. She wants to launch a line of gowns, which will mean getting out of her contract with her partners. Noble wants more than Harriet's gowns; he wants Harriet as well.

This is a very good drama with fine performances from everyone involved. Hayward, of course, carries the film as a driven woman who ends up having to question not only what she really wants but her own ethics and sense of responsibility. Sanders is great as the elegant Noble, representing, in a way, the devil, who knows Harriet's heart but wants her to sell her soul. Sam Jaffe is perfect as the grandfatherly boss, and Dan Dailey steps out of his dancing shoes and proves himself a good leading man.

Highly recommended and a must for Hayward fans.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD please jhealer72
Charles Lane carolmr527
Phillip K. Dick krisr1
Boston accent for Teddy Sherman character dlevy1201
Last screenplay by Polonsky bobo-29
Discuss I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: