|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|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|August 19, 1936|
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.
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.
The film was known as The Duchess. Paramount announced it in October 1935 with Raft attached fro 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.
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