Beauty for the Asking

Beauty for the Asking

Director: B.P. Fineman, Glenn Tryon Cast: Lucille Ball, Patric Knowles

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Beauty for the Asking

According to RKO Radio's publicity folks, Beauty for the Asking was supposed to have been an expose of the lucrative beauty-parlor "racket." What emerged on screen, however, was a pedestrian romantic triangle involving socialite Denny Williams (Patric Knowles), his wealthy wife Flora (Frieda Inescort), and pretty beautician Jean Russell (Lucille Ball). Spurned by Williams, Jean finds consolation by developing a revolutionary facial cream that makes her a millionairess. Ironically, her financial backer in this endeavor is none other than her romantic rival Flora. Among the screenwriters was Paul Jarrico, later blacklisted for his allegedly Communistic sentiments; the only thing remotely radical in Beauty for the Asking, however, is the notion that 28-year-old Lucille Ball could play a cosmetic tycoon.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2017
UPC: 0888574535308
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:08:00
Sales rank: 48,271

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lucille Ball Jean Russell
Patric Knowles Denny Williams
Donald Woods Jeffrey Martin
Frieda Inescort Flora Barton-Williams
Inez Courtney Gwen Morrison
Leona Maricle Eva Harrington
Frances Mercer Patricia Wharton
Whitney Bourne Peggy Ponsby
Ann Evers Lois Peabody
George Andre Beranger Cyril
Kay Sutton Actor

Technical Credits
B.P. Fineman Director,Producer
Glenn Tryon Director
Doris Anderson Screenwriter
Adele Buffington Original Story
George Crone Editor
Edmund L. Hartmann Original Story
Paul Jarrico Screenwriter
Grace Keel Norton Original Story
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Frank Redman Cinematographer
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Edward Stevenson Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Tours Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Beauty for the Asking
1. Chapter 1 [8:28]
2. Chapter 2 [7:38]
3. Chapter 3 [8:39]
4. Chapter 4 [8:28]
5. Chapter 5 [8:38]
6. Chapter 6 [8:35]
7. Chapter 7 [8:15]
8. Chapter 8 [8:45]
9. Chapter 9 [:10]

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