Glamour for Sale (1940)

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An undercover man (Roger Pryor) recruits an escort-service rookie (Anita Louise) to inform him of scams.


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22 January 2019 | MartinHafer
| A modestly enjoyable B.
Despite many folks thinking that B-movies are synonymous with being bad films, they actually were the inexpensive second feature from a double-feature. Cheaply made, of course, but not necessarily bad...just churned out at a higher rate and lower cost than the A-picture. "Glamour for Sale" is a great example of a B, in that it runs slightly less than an hour (most Bs are 50-70 minutes), has a cast of minor actors and is enjoyable and to the point.

This film is about a ring of crooks who operate escort services that shake down customers. They put them in a compromising situation and then blackmail folks for money. The police decide to investigate and one of the folks they follow is Ann (Anita Louise). When they are convinced she's legitimate*, they approach her and ask her to go undercover to investigate one of the worst of these shakedown artists.

The film is modestly enjoyable, action-filled and short. It won't change your life and is not a must-see by any stretch but it is competently made. My only serious complaint...the singing...yuck!

*By the way, at no point does the film even hint at the fact that many (or perhaps all) escort services are covers for odd omission but this was made in the earl Post-Code days when mentioning such things was strictly forbidden.

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27 September 1940



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