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Beauty for Sale (1933)

A beautiful woman lands a job at an exclusive salon that deals with the wives of wealthy businessmen. Her contact with these men leads to a series of affairs.

Director:

Richard Boleslawski (as Richard Boleslavsky)

Writers:

Faith Baldwin (novel), Eve Greene | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Madge Evans ... Letty Lawson
Alice Brady ... Mrs. Henrietta Sherwood
Otto Kruger ... Mr. Sherwood
Una Merkel ... Carol Merrick
May Robson ... Mrs. Merrick
Phillips Holmes ... Burt Barton
Edward J. Nugent ... Bill Merrick (as Eddie Nugent)
Hedda Hopper ... Madame Sonia Barton
Florine McKinney ... Jane
Isabel Jewell ... Hortense (as Isobel Jewell)
Louise Carter ... Mrs. Lawson
John Roche ... Robert Abbott
Charley Grapewin ... Freddy Gordon (as Charles Grapewin)
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A beautiful woman lands a job at an exclusive salon that deals with the wives of wealthy businessmen. Her contact with these men leads to a series of affairs.

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WHICH TYPE OF GIRL DO MEN MARRY? (original herald - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The $22.50 Sherwood pays for the hat would equate to $435 in 2018. See more »

Goofs

When Sherwood is talking to his wife, about a half hour into the picture, he picks up the cocktail shaker twice between shots. See more »

Quotes

Letty Lawson: Going to bed early?
Jane: As soon as I put a million miles of new ribbon in my lingerie.
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Connections

Referenced in Fugitive Lovers (1934) See more »

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well-remembered, after many years
27 February 2000 | by typo-2See all my reviews

It's probably been more than thirty years since I saw this movie on television. "Beauty for Sale" typifies the films of the thirties, which I prefer to the current crop. The wit of the script and the polish of the acting and directing are beyond anything Hollywood could produce nowadays. There were other films in the thirties that starred mostly character actors, who absolutely had what it took to carry the show. Why are there so many great thirties films that are not available on video? I'm sure there is a market for classic films, besides the most well-known ones.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bondage of Fear See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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