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Glamour for Sale (1940)

An undercover man (Roger Pryor) recruits an escort-service rookie (Anita Louise) to inform him of scams.

Director:

D. Ross Lederman

Writer:

John Bright (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anita Louise ... Ann Powell
Roger Pryor ... James R. (Jim) Daly
Frances Robinson ... Betty Warren
June MacCloy ... Peggy Davis
Don Beddoe ... Frank Regan
Paul Fix ... Louis Manell
Arthur Loft ... Harry T. Braddock
Veda Ann Borg ... Lucille
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Storyline

Police detective Jim Davis (Roger Pryor) enlists the aid of good-girl Ann Powell (Anita Louise), inadvertently involved with bad-girl Peggy Davis (June MacCloy) in the investigation of an escort service that is thinly disguising such nefarious practices as fleecing drunks, blackmail and extortion. And rescues Ann from a life of crime and sin. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

A BLACKMAIL MOB IS WAITING FOR YOU TO GO OUT WITH ONE OF THESE GIRLS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm for Rent See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Censors in Ireland, Australia and Trinidad banned this film upon its release. The Production Code Office in the U.S. issued cautions to Columbia about the film's "excessive drinking", revealing costumes, the "rolling" of drunks for their money, and details of blackmailing, extortion and suicide. See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy Dreams
(uncredited)
Music by Ben Oakland
Lyrics by Herb Magidson
Performed by June MacCloy
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As these Columbia Bs go, not bad
11 September 2018 | by marcslopeSee all my reviews

A very post-Code look at "escort services," albeit they're places where there's nothin' dirty goin' on, this is a brisk little B with an appealing Anita Louise helping undercover agent Roger Pryor, with an uncommonly unattractive mustache, close in on the thugs running the thing. Considering all the dialog about how good these girls are, it has a nicely tawdry atmosphere, and Don Beddoe is authentically menacing as the thug-in-chief. A couple of bad songs with bad voice doubles round it out, and at just an hour and change, it won't bore you.


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