I Can Get it For You Wholesale (1951)
Based on Jerome Weidman's novel, and set in New York City's garment district, this drama chronicles the romantic and professional travails of a model who wants to make it as a fashion designer. Beautiful Susan Hayward plays model Harriet Boyd. Wanting to exploit her special talent for designing dresses that look good on ordinary women, Boyd desires to open her own company. To do so she enlists the aid of her employer's best sales man and his lead manufacturing supervisor. With their financial contributions and her razor-keen business mind, the three begin operations. It doesn't take long for the salesman to see past the model's tough exterior and fall madly in love with her. The trouble begins when the owner of a major downtown department store attempts to convince her to design exclusive evening gowns for his wealthy patrons with the promise that he will help her get national exposure. The salesman dislikes the idea, considering it too much of a gamble. The model however, really wants that contract and begins trying to manipulate her way out of the business. Her machinations creating all kinds of trouble and threaten to destroy the fledgling company until someone finds the courage to set her straight and get her back on the proper course. This film is also known as Only the Best. … More
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