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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
Harry von Zell ...
Savage
Barbara Whiting ...
Ellen Cooper
Vicki Cummings ...
Hermione Griggs
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Ray
Richard Lane ...
Kelley
Mary Philips ...
Mrs. Boyd
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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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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 »

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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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Great Look at a Vanished New York
18 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Susan plays Harriet Boyd, a ruthless model-turned-fashion designer determined to claw her way to the top on Seventh Avenue. It's a Joan Crawford-ish role, but Hayward acts the role with a real vulnerability that Crawford lacks. Part of the film is shot on location in the Garment District and it's an interesting look at postwar Manhattan and an industry that's long gone. Boyd is forced to choose romantically between scrappy salesman Teddy Sherman (Dan Daily) or the suave garment mogul J.B. Noble (George Sanders). Interestingly, considering the fact the film was made in 1951, all the women's clothing in the film seems a little dated. Hayward has a floppy (but charming) forties' hairdo. Dior introduced his New Look in 1947, but you'd never know it here. Even Boyd's role as a determined career woman was starting to look passé as women in the fifties were pressured to leave the workforce to open up jobs for unemployed veterans. I Can Get It For You Wholesale is a great period-piece and a well-acted and engrossing film.


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