Yours for the Asking
Yours for the Asking is a 1936 film starring George Raft as a casino owner and Dolores Costello as the socialite he hires as hostess. The movie also features Ida Lupino and was directed by Alexander Hall.
|Yours for the Asking|
|Directed by||Alexander Hall|
|Produced by||Lewis E. Gensler|
|Written by||Eve Greene |
|Based on||story by William R. Lipman and William H. Wright|
|Starring||George Raft |
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|August 19, 1936|
Johnny Lamb runs a secret casino in Miami. He meets impoverished socialite Lucille Sutton and decides to open a casino at her mansion. His friends worry Lucille will ruin Johnny so they hire con artists Gertie Malloy and Dictionary McKinney to impersonate socialites to seduce Johnny. Johnny falls for Gertie and asks for Lucille's help in wooing her.
- George Raft as Johnny Lamb
- Dolores Costello as Lucille Sutton
- Ida Lupino as Gert Malloy
- Reginald Owen as Dictionary McKinney
- James Gleason as Saratoga
- Edgar Kennedy as Bicarbonate
- Lynne Overman as Honeysuckle
- Robert Gleckler as Slick Doran
- Groucho Marx as Sunbather (uncredited)
- Dennis O'Keefe as Man (uncredited)
- Charles Ruggles as Sunbather (uncredited)
- Ellen Drew as Girl (uncredited)
- Thomas A. Curran (uncredited)
The film was known as The Duchess. Paramount announced it in October 1935 with Raft attached from the beginning. He was to make it after It Had to Happen which he did at Fox. The title was changed to Yours for the Asking in April 1936.
The film made a small profit.
- Yours for the Asking Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 3, Iss. 25, (Jan 1, 1936): 136.
- Schallert, Edwin (16 October 1935). "George Raft Will Become Gambler and Society Man in "The Duchess "". Los Angeles Times. p. 15.
- SCREEN NOTES New York Times a22 Apr 1936: 28.
- Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p 71