Beauty for Sale

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  • 1933
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 6.7  (424)

Beauty for Sale is a heartwarming romantic comedy-drama released in 1933. The film is directed by Richard Boleslawski and stars Madge Evans, Alice Brady, and Otto Kruger in the lead roles. The story follows a group of three young women, who are struggling to make ends meet in New York City during the Great Depression. They are Joan (Madge Evans), her sister Peggy (Una Merkel), and their friend Susie (Florine McKinney). All of them work as models in a beauty salon owned by Miss Adams (Alice Brady). However, the salon is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the girls fear losing their jobs.

One day, a wealthy businessman named Mark Livingstone (Otto Kruger) comes to the salon for a shave. He is immediately smitten by Joan's beauty and offers her a job as his personal secretary. Joan, who is desperately in need of money, accepts the offer. She soon moves into Mark's luxurious mansion and begins working for him.

Joan initially finds it difficult to adjust to her new lifestyle, which is vastly different from her humble background. Mark, who is a playboy, tries to pursue her romantically, but Joan is too focused on her job to pay him any attention. However, over time, Joan starts to develop feelings for Mark, and they begin a secret love affair.

Meanwhile, Peggy and Susie also face their own challenges. Peggy gets involved with a wealthy playboy, while Susie has to deal with her abusive boyfriend. The three women navigate through their personal and professional lives, trying to find happiness and security.

Beauty for Sale is a charming film that captures the essence of the time period it was set in. The film's themes of love, loyalty, and perseverance are timeless and resonate with audiences even today. The performances by the lead actors are excellent, particularly Madge Evans, who shines as the determined and compassionate Joan.

The film's production values are also noteworthy. The sets and costumes are well-designed, and the cinematography captures the glamour and energy of New York City in the 1930s. Additionally, the film's screenplay, written by F. Hugh Herbert and Anita Loos, is clever and witty, adding a layer of humor and charm to the story.

Overall, Beauty for Sale is a delightful film that offers a heartwarming story with memorable characters. It is a testament to the spirit of human resilience and the power of love to conquer all challenges. The film is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys classic Hollywood romances and dramas.

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    1 hr 27 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (424)