Yours For The Asking

  • 1936
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Crime

An entertaining but flimsy Raft vehicle, this picture mixes his gangster image with comedy in an unsatisfactory combination. Raft, a streetwise hood, hooks up with impoverished Miami socialite Costello and they decide to form a partnership, converting her old family mansion into a hideaway gambling casino. Raft feels that Costello's good looks will draw...read more

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An entertaining but flimsy Raft vehicle, this picture mixes his gangster image with comedy in an unsatisfactory combination. Raft, a streetwise hood, hooks up with impoverished Miami socialite Costello and they decide to form a partnership, converting her old family mansion into a

hideaway gambling casino. Raft feels that Costello's good looks will draw a crowd and with the profits she'll be able to cover her debts. However, Raft's henchmen--Gleason, Kennedy, and Overman--are more suited to society's dregs than to its upper crust and concoct a scheme to ruin the

partnership, fearing that Raft has forgotten his roots. The comic trio hire a pair of cons--Owen and Lupino--to pose as a British colonel and his niece and to persuade Raft that this high-society woman isn't his type. When Lupino sets her sights on Raft, he falls for her and forgets about his

initial interest in Costello. Gleason, Kennedy, and Overman soon realize that Lupino has overstretched her limits and is actually trying to snare Raft for her own financial gain. Raft is soon clued in on Lupino, causing him to realize that it is Costello he has loved all along. While YOURS FOR THE

ASKING may benefit from Raft's gangster style, it is hampered by his lame attempts at comedy--and the same goes for Costello. Neither of the leads is capable of carrying the weight, leaving the chore to a solid supporting cast that not only makes the film watchable, but also comprises most of the

screen time.

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