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Slander House (1938)

Owner of salon catering to fat society dames must deal with a dull fiance, a romantic stranger, the jealous blond who loves him, and the lecherous husband of a client.

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Charles Lamont

Writers:

John W. Krafft (dialogue), John W. Krafft (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrienne Ames ... Helen 'Mme. Helene' Smith (as Adrianne Ames)
Craig Reynolds ... Pat Fenton
Esther Ralston ... Ruth De Milo
George Meeker ... Dr. Herbert Stallings
Pert Kelton ... Mazie Mason
William Newell ... Terry Kent
Dorothy Vaughan ... Mrs. Horton
Edward Keane ... George Horton
Vivien Oakland ... Mrs. Conway
Ruth Gillette ... Mme. Renault
Dot Farley ... Mrs. Willis
Bonita Weber Bonita Weber ... Mrs. Richards
Blanche Payson ... Hilda
Mary Field ... Bessie, an attendant
Louise Squire Louise Squire ... Olga
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Storyline

Madame Helene Smith operates a swanky salon for renovations of women's faces and bodies, with her partner Mazie Mason who grew up with Helene on New York's not-so-swank Tenth Avenue. Mazie is in love with newspaper columnist Terry Kent, who frequents the place for juicy items as the salon is a gathering place for the town's rich and near-rich ladies. Terry calls it a "scandal house" and, if he had known the title would be changed to "Slander House" before release, would have deemed it as such. Upper-crust Doctor Herbert Stallings, with mandatory pencil mustache, is in love with Helene, who isn't all that taken with him. Enter Ruth DeMilo, statuesque showgirl and gold-digger de luxe, quickly followed by Pat Fenton, dashing young man-about-town, who sees and quickly falls in love with Helene, despite the fact she uses Madame as a title. He takes her to a cabaret where she is insulted by Fenton's attorney, George Horton, who tells her that Fenton, the cad, has hired him to check her ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1938 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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