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Yours for the Asking (1936)

Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow ... See full summary »

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Alexander Hall

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Eve Greene, William R. Lipman (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Raft ... Johnny Lamb
Dolores Costello ... Lucille Sutton (as Dolores Costello Barrymore)
Ida Lupino ... Gert Malloy
Reginald Owen ... Dictionary McKinney
James Gleason ... Saratoga
Edgar Kennedy ... Bicarbonate
Lynne Overman ... Honeysuckle
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Perry Barnes
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Mr. Crenshaw
Robert Gleckler ... Slick Doran
Richard Powell Richard Powell ... Benedict
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Becker Eddie Becker ... Dealer
Connie Emerald Connie Emerald ... Woman (as Connie Lupino)
George Green George Green ... Dealer
Dave Harris Dave Harris ... Dealer
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Storyline

Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow Lucille onto the straight-and-narrow path, which would not be good for business. So they hire Gert Malloy and Dictionary McKinney, a pair of con-artists, to manipulate Johnny back off the path of righteousness. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Duchess See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in Famous Movie Dogs (1940) See more »

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What a jewel!

This was a real treat...to catch George Raft and Ida Lupino and one of the best supporting casts I have ever seen, including the little poodle.

Even the names of the characters - one, because of his impeccable English is called "Dictionary" and another "Bicarbonate". The plot is excellent and revolved around the friendship between a shady and illegal casino owner and an impoverished society woman. This evolves into a partnership. Considering this was 1936 (and pre-Hayes) there are some risque lines as when the society woman says to the crook as he drops her off after a night at the casino "what would you like for breakfast?" There are lots of terrific fun turns in this movie and the 3 henchmen are not to be missed. A treasure of a movie. I give it 8 out of 10.


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