I Can Get it For You Wholesale (1951)





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Money, romance, betrayal, double-dealing -- who knew making dresses could be so interesting? Harriet Boyd (Susan Hayward) is a fashion model who has landed plenty of work with a Seventh Avenue dress-making concern. However, Harriet knows that she can't be a model forever, so she is trying to turn her dreams of being a dress designer into reality. She knows that you have to be tough to succeed in the garment industry, but "tough" is practically Harriet's middle name; the ruthless would-be garment mogul lures salesman Teddy Sherman (Dan Dailey) and production whiz Mr. Cooper (Sam Jaffe) from the company and starts her own shop. Harriet has a genuine talent for designing dresses that look good on ordinary women, and the firm soon develops a solid customer base, but the more luxurious and lucrative department stores are looking for something more upscale. J.F. Noble (George Sanders), who runs one such chain, tells Harriet he'd be interested in carrying her merchandice if she was willing to create a line of designer-style gowns. Teddy is against the idea, feeling it doesn't play on their strengths and would be bad for the company in the long run. Harriet, however, is determined to make a name for herself, and when Teddy and Cooper won't allow her out of their deal, she begins making gowns for Noble on the sly. Once the deal with Noble is sealed, Harriet informs Teddy and Cooper that they have no choice but to go along with her; this does not sit well with either of them, especially Teddy, who has become romantically involved with Harriet, though she toys with Noble out of self-interest. I Can Get It for You Wholesale (also released as Only the Best) was based on a novel by Jerome Weidman; the book was later adapted into a Broadway musical, which is best remembered today for providing Barbra Streisand with her first big break in show biz.
Drama , Romance
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Susan Hayward
as Harriet Boyd
Dan Dailey
as Teddy Sherman
George Sanders
as J.F. Noble
Sam Jaffe
as Sam Cooper
Marvin Kaplan
as Four Eyes
Vicki Cummins
as Hermione Griggs
Vicki Cummings
as Hermione Griggs
Richard Lane
as Kelley
Mary Philips
as Mrs. Boyd
Ben Bard
as Fran
Benna Bard
as Fran
Steven Geray
as Bettini
Charles Lane
as Pulvermacher
Aline Towne
as Model
Eda Reiss Merin
as Miss Marks
Jack Carr
as Bartender
Tamara Shayne
as Mrs. Cooper
Edwin Max
as Tiffany Joe
David Wolfe
as Speaker
Harry Hines
as Elevator Man
Diana Mumby
as Blonde
Michael Hogan
as Ship's Officer
Bess Flowers
as Saleswoman
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Don't read below if you don't want spoilers. The energy, the pulse, the lovers being torn apart, and then, at the very end, coming together for the final. Loved it, loved it, loved it. I also thought the three main characters were perfectly cast. And I also loved the music. There is one funny detail about the music. There are a couple of times when we see these classic overhead shots, from the top of a building looking down on the streets of busy Manhattan, with the pedestrians and cars appearing small, and the music is really intense to convey big city hustle and bustle, but, if you look closely, the cars are moving quite slowly due to the traffic! more reviews at: alessandrareflections.wordpress.com

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