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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.

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Harriet Boyd
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Teddy Sherman
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J.F. Noble
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Sam Cooper
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Marge Boyd
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Arnold Fisher
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Vicki Cummings ...
Hermione Griggs
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Richard Lane ...
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Mary Philips ...
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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>

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Adapted into a 1960's musical which gave Barbara Streisand her big break on Broadway as the lonely secretary, "Miss Marmelstein." See more »

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Teddy Sherman: To Harriet: You have the simple and astonishing beauty of an old fashion straight razor.
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Featured in Red Hollywood (1996) See more »

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A Force of Evil Comes to 7th Ave.
17 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an Abraham Polonsky film and a rare social documentary of the kind that was essentially out of business by the early 60's. The original novel had a male protagonist but was changed to suit 'women's picture' zeitgeist. But if you look carefully, the script is a very strong echo of "Force of Evil" by Polonsky.

In addition to some crucial taxicab courtship banter common to both films, designed to 'disarm' both John Garfield and Dan Dailey before their love interests (the car was even picked up in "On the Waterfront" to show actual desperation between the Brando and Steiger characters)you have tough males depicted as ambitious but morally uneducated instrumentalities; a background of "law of the jungle" capitalism governed by arcane insider rules (respectively bookmaking and garment manufacturing); industrial consolidation as an ominous force (neighborhood bookmaking subsumed under a legalized crime syndicate,dressmaking bought out by a big name)and industrialists with independent capitalist streaks (Thomas Gomez, Sam Jaffe).

It is amazing how Susan Hayward found films to echo some aspect of her life. She really was skilled in visual art, modeling, and had a family of Irish vaudeville types (echoed by Dailey).We were confused by the handling of the love interest. Could such an ambitious dame have found real love with anyone? And Teddy is not a lothario == just a penniless farceur who needed education and some control over his temper (a point almost entirely missed, but in real life such fisticuffs were a way to win Hayward's respect). Anyway, a rather juicy film to savor.


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