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Scandal for Sale (1932)

A man is promised $25,000 if he can bring the circulation of a newspaper up to one million.


Russell Mack


Emile Gauvreau (story "Hot News"), Ralph Graves | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Charles Bickford ... Jerry Strong
Rose Hobart ... Claire Strong
Pat O'Brien ... Waddell
Berton Churchill ... Bunnyweather (as Burton Churchill)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Treadway
Buster Phelps ... Bobby Strong
Betty Jane Graham ... Mildred Strong
Tully Marshall ... Simpkins
Claudia Dell ... Dorothy Pepper
Harry Beresford ... Brownie
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... Affner - the Pilot (as Hans Von Twardowski)
Mitchell Harris ... Carrington


A man is promised $25,000 if he can bring the circulation of a newspaper up to one million.

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Plot Keywords:

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Release Date:

1 April 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambition See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both "Scandal for Sale" and "Five Star Final" were based on the 1920s' New York Evening Graphic, this one from a novel by the first editor, 5*Final from a play by his successor. The paper's Broadway gossip columnist Walter Winchell inspired "Blessed Event" and more. See more »

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7 April 2007 | by bob-2837See all my reviews

I'd like to own a copy of this film, or at least see it. I'm willing to travel to do so, as part of a research project. But I'm not a film historian and haven't contacted any of them yet to see if they can help. I will whenever I find more time for this research project.

Still, if someone could review the film here in 1999, there must be a source somewhere. But where?

I've checked all the usual sources and see no evidence that it was ever released on VHS, much less DVD. I also didn't see an entry for it at Turner Movie Classics.

The film is based on a book by Emile Gauvreau (his name has been misspelled "Gavreau" at times), a newspaper editor in the 1920s. He is listed as a co-author of the film. (I've filled out a correction form for IMDb with the corrected spelling.)

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