Evenings for Sale
|Evenings for Sale|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Stuart Walker|
|Screenplay by||S.K. Lauren|
Agnes Brand Leahy
I. A. R. Wylie
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Evenings for Sale is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Stuart Walker and written by S.K. Lauren, Agnes Brand Leahy and I. A. R. Wylie. The film stars Herbert Marshall, Sari Maritza, Charlie Ruggles, Mary Boland, George Barbier and Bert Roach. The film was released on November 12, 1932, by Paramount Pictures.
Impoverished Count von Degenthal (Marshall) plans to commit suicide and spends his last night at a costume ball. There he meets lovely Lela Fischer (Maritza) and falls in love with her. A chance meeting with his former butler brings a job offer as a gigolo in a dance club. He dances with Jenny Kent (Boland), a wealthy American heiress, and she becomes so enamoured with him that she buys his castle, clearing all his debts. The count gives her his treasured ring in gratitude, and Lela misinterprets this as an engagement to be married and shuns him. Kent receives news from America that she has become a grandmother, and it dawns on her that she has been foolish in pursuing a much younger man. She returns to America, Lela's misunderstanding is cleared up, and she and the count reconcile.
- Herbert Marshall as Count Franz von Degenthal
- Sari Maritza as Lela Fischer
- Charlie Ruggles as Bimpfl
- Mary Boland as Jenny Kent
- George Barbier as Henrich Fischer
- Bert Roach as Otto Volk
- Lucien Littlefield as Schwenk
- Clay Clement as Von Trask
- Arnold Korff as Ritter
- "Movie Review - Evenings for Sale - Herbert Marshall as an Impoverished Austrian Count Who Becomes a Gigolo in a Viennese Cabaret. - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
- "Evenings for Sale". afi.com. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
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