Bride for Sale

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Bride for Sale
Bride for Sale poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by William D. Russell
Fred Fleck (assistant)
Produced by Jack H. Skirball
Written by Bruce Manning
Islin Auster
Joseph Fields
Frederick Kohner
Starring Claudette Colbert
Robert Young
George Brent
Music by Frederick Hollander
Cinematography Joseph A. Valentine
Edited by Frederic Knudtson
Crest Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • November 12, 1949 (1949-11-12)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.7 million[1]

Bride for Sale is a 1949 American romantic comedy film distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by William D. Russell, and starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Young and George Brent. The music score is by Frederick Hollander.


Nora Shelley is a tax expert for the accounting company which is led by Paul Martin. She thinks she can find a suitable husband by inspecting their clients' tax documents. Martin finds out and tries to dissuade her from this approach, later enlisting the help of his friend Steve Adams, who tries to woo Shelley.



  1. ^ "Top Grossers of 1949". Variety. 4 January 1950. p. 59.

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