Beauty for the Asking (1939)

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Denny drops fiancée Jean and marries Flora who is worth ten million dollars. When Jean is fired from her job she decides to market the face cream she invented. She goes to Jeffrey and he ... See full summary »



  • Lucille Ball and Donald Woods in Beauty for the Asking (1939)
  • Lucille Ball and Donald Woods in Beauty for the Asking (1939)
  • Lucille Ball and Frieda Inescort in Beauty for the Asking (1939)
  • Lucille Ball in Beauty for the Asking (1939)
  • Lucille Ball, Frieda Inescort, and Patric Knowles in Beauty for the Asking (1939)

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3 July 2019 | bkoganbing
| Beautician builds a cosmetics empire
The beautiful Lucille Ball and she was back in her salad days gets jilted by Patric Knowles in Beauty For The Asking. Our heroine is down but not out. She manages to market the tricks of the beautician trade into a cosmetic empire and she can buy and sell Knowles and Frieda Inescourt the rich woman Knowles did marry.

Lucy does well in this role which has some comic and dramatic elements. But Knowles really comes out best in this story. Knowles was never a lead, he's probably best known as Will Scarlett in the Errol Flynn Robin Hood film. But he could occasionally be a villain and he does excel here.

Donald Woods is here, always reliable as the second lead. But he's always kind of bland and he really isn't given much to work with.

Lucille Ball fans should like this.

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Release Date:

24 February 1939


English, French

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