GenreComedy, Crime, Romance ProductionParamount Pictures CountryUnited States
Release dateFebruary 2, 1934 (1934-02-02) WriterClaude Binyon, David Boehm (story), Frank Butler, Schuyler E. Grey (play), Sam Hellman (dialogue), Paul Milton (play), Maurine Dallas Watkins (story) CastBuster Crabbe (Don Jackson), Ida Lupino (Barbara Hilton), Robert Armstrong (Larry Williams), James Gleason (Dan Healy), Toby Wing (Sally Palmer), Gertrude Michael (Jean Strange) Similar moviesThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty, What's Your Number?, The Voyeur, The Escort, Detour, Kill Your Friends
Search for beauty
Search for Beauty is a 1934 pre-Code dramedy film, with some musical Busby Berkeley-esque athletic sequences, directed by Erle C. Kenton and starring Buster Crabbe and Ida Lupino. They play a pair of lovers and aquatic champion Olympians (he a swimmer, she a diver) who become the face of a health magazine, which over their objections is turned into a "skin" rag. Armstrong and Michael portray ex-cons with the 'scheme' (and both have designs to break up the loving couple for themselves), and Gleason is their cohort. In his first few scenes Crabbe promotes exercise: "Get off your (pause) 'feet' and get on them!"