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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Helen 'Mme. Helene' Smith (as Adrianne Ames)
... Pat Fenton
... Ruth De Milo
... Dr. Herbert Stallings
... Mazie Mason
William Newell ... Terry Kent
... Mrs. Horton
... George Horton
... Mrs. Conway
... Mme. Renault
... Mrs. Willis
Bonita Weber ... Mrs. Richards
... Hilda
Mary Field ... Bessie, an attendant
Louise Squire ... Olga
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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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4 October 1938 (USA)  »

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This film's earliest documented telecast occurred Monday 2 July 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

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