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Beauty for the Asking

MOVIE #45

Beauty for the Asking (1939)

(featuring Lucille Ball as Jean Russell)


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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.

Special Notes: Modern sources note that this film was loosely based on the career of Helena Rubenstein.

Movie #45
Film Date: 1939

Release Date: February 24, 1939
Film Type: comedy/drama
Film Color: black/white
Studio: RKO
Film Length: 68 minutes

Director/Producer:
Glenn Tryon (Director)
B.F. Fineman (Producer/Director)

Character Role:
Lucille Ball (Jean Russell)

Supporting Cast:
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