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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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Susan Hayward
as Harriet Boyd
Dan Dailey
as Teddy Sherman
George Sanders
as J.F. Noble
Sam Jaffe
as Cooper
Randy Stuart
as Marge Boyd
Marvin Kaplan
as Arnold Fisher
Harry Von Zell
as Savage
Ross Elliott
as Ray
Richard Lane
as Kelley
Ben Bard
as Fran
Steven Geray
as Bettini
Charles Lane
as Pulvermacher
Marion Marshall
as Terry
Aline Towne
as Model
Doris Kemper
as Nurse
Elizabeth Flournoy
as Secretary
Jack Carr
as Bartender
Edwin Max
as Tiffany Joe
Harry Hines
as Elevator Man
Shirlee Allard
as Blonde
Beverly Thompson
as Blonde
Annette Haven
Bess Flowers
as Saleswoman
Eda Reiss Merin
as Miss Marks
Bess Flowers
as Saleswoman


Michael Gordon
Sol C. Siegel
Vera Caspary
Abraham Polonsky
Jerome Weidman
Book Author
Milton Krasner
Lionel Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sol Kaplan
Composer (Music Score)
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Charles LeMaire
Costume Designer
Roger Heman
Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Sersen
Special Effects