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For Beauty's Sake (1941)

61 min | Comedy

A woman-hating astronomy professor, Bertram Dillsome, inherits a swank beauty salon in a New York hotel from his aunt. His New York arrival beings an unexpected fanfare of publicity arranged by Diane "Dime" Pringle, who had met and fallen ...See moreA woman-hating astronomy professor, Bertram Dillsome, inherits a swank beauty salon in a New York hotel from his aunt. His New York arrival beings an unexpected fanfare of publicity arranged by Diane "Dime" Pringle, who had met and fallen in love with Bertram at a college lecture, and has convinced her father, Julius H. Pringle, to allow his press agent, sour-puss Jonathan Sweet, to handle Bertram's publicity. The beauty shop is soon deluged with clients until actress Amy Devore hits it with a fraudulent suit for infecting her face. Bertram finds a recording made by his aunt before her death that hints at mysterious happenings at the salon, involving a Mrs. Kennar. Suspecting that his aunt had been murdered, Bertram and Dime call Mrs. Kennar to the salon but, before they see her, Ann Kuo, a Chinese attendant at the salon, and Rodney Blynn, confront her and she leaps from the window to her death. Amy tells Bertram she will not press her suit if he will allow her to take over the salon but he turns her down over the objections of his attorney Middlesex. Dottie Nickerson, a trusted employee at the salon, sees Kuo steal some letters from a customer's purse and hears her telephone Blynn. Sweet has been attacked by a mysterious assailant and Dottie visits him in the hospital and tells him what she observed. He wants to visit Blynn's apartment, but Dottie hides his trousers. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Walter Bullock (screenplay) | Ethel Hill (screenplay) | Clarence Budington Kelland (original story) | Wanda Tuchock (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Charles G. Clarke (as Charles Clarke)
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Jun 6, 1941 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Ned Sparks
Jonathan B. Sweet Jonathan B. Sweet   See fewer
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Marjorie Weaver
Dime Pringle Dime Pringle   See fewer
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Ted North
Bertram Erasmus Dillsome Bertram Erasmus Dillsome   See fewer
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Joan Davis
Dottie Nickerson Dottie Nickerson   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
Middlesex Middlesex   See fewer
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Lenita Lane
Dorothy Sawter Dorothy Sawter   See fewer
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Richard Lane
Mr. Jackman Mr. Jackman   See fewer
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Lotus Long
Ann Kuo Ann Kuo   See fewer
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Glenn Hunter
Rodney Blynn Rodney Blynn   See fewer
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Lois Wilson
Mrs. Lloyd Kennar Mrs. Lloyd Kennar   See fewer
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John Ellis
Lloyd Kennar Lloyd Kennar   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
Father McKinley Father McKinley   See fewer
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Tully Marshall
Julius H. Pringle Julius H. Pringle   See fewer
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Isabel Jewell
Amy Devore Amy Devore   See fewer
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Nigel De Brulier
Brother Brother   See fewer
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Janet Beecher
Miss Merton Miss Merton   See fewer
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Margaret Dumont
Mrs. Franklin Evans Mrs. Franklin Evans   See fewer
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Helena Phillips Evans
Mrs. Jellicoe Mrs. Jellicoe   See fewer
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Evelyn Barlow
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Brooks
Beauty Shop Operator (uncredited) Beauty Shop Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Clark
Police Lt. Doleman (uncredited) Police Lt. Doleman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Conway
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie Cooley
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Faulkner
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Beauty Shop Customer (uncredited) Beauty Shop Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Gillette
Fat Woman (uncredited) Fat Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edith Hallor
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Grace Hayle
Fat Woman (uncredited) Fat Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wright Kramer
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Mae Marsh
Night Manager (uncredited) Night Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Matt McHugh
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Mitchell
Black Man (uncredited) Black Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited) Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lelah Tyler
Mother (uncredited) Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Walburn
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Warren
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 12 votes