Traveling Saleslady is a 1935 American comedy film directed by Ray Enright. The film stars Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell and was released by Warner Bros. on March 28, 1935.[1][2] This is one of five movies by Warner Bros. where Farrell and Blondell were paired as two blonde bombshell. The other films include: Havana Widows (1933), Kansas City Princess (1934), We're in the Money (1935) and Miss Pacific Fleet (1935). Actress Joan Blondell was married to the film's cinematography George Barnes at the time of filming.


Angela Twitchell (Joan Blondell) daughter of Rufus Twitchell (Grant Mitchell) the founder of Twitchell's Toothpaste wants to work for her father's New York company. But her father is convinced that women have no place in the business. Rufus is losing sales to rival company own by Schmidts (Al Shean). But Rufus is too stubborn to listen to any new ideas or mount a new advertising campaign. Angela tries to help her father by bringing an idea for a cocktail flavored toothpaste and when he refuses to listen, she takes the idea to Schmidt. Schmidt loves the idea and hires her under an assumed name to sell the product. Angela first customer Claudette (Glenda Farrell) the head of a chain of pharmacy is committed to Twitchell's company, because she is in love with the company's salesman Pat O'Connor (William Gargan).

On the road, Angela plans to outsell Pat. When she suspects that pat is taking an early train in order to make a sale on board the train, she boards the train and beats him to the customer. However, Pat and Angela falls in love, but Pat still does not know Angela's true identity. Back in New York, Pat and Rufus plan their strategy for the upcoming Chicago pharmacy's convention, but once again, Angela uses every tactic to steal sales away from Twitchell's company. Pat accuses her of unethical behavior and refuses to see her again. Rufus and Schmidt discuss a merger, but plans are stalled until Angela reminds them that she owns the rights to Cocktail Toothpaste and will only turn them over to a merged company. late, Angela makes up with Pat.



Andre Sennwald of The New York Times writes in his movie review: "Traveling Saleslady is a lively and moderately diverting little comedy out of the stream of "Convention City" to which it is, however, inferior. Miss Blondell and Mr. Herbert have played their respective roles so often in the past that they probably don't need to read their scripts more than once. The photoplay presents most of the familiar faces in the Warner repertory group. The inventory includes Grant Mitchell as the conservative toothpaste magnate, Ruth Donnelly as his wife, Al Shean as his enterprising rival, Glenda Farrell as a fresh dame, and Bert Roach as a half-wit salesman who seems to be three sheets in the wind even when he hasn't been within miles of the Cocktail Toothpaste samples. They are all diverting enough in a rather familiar way."[3]

Home media

Warner Archive released a double feature DVD collection of Traveling Saleslady (1935) and Miss Pacific Fleet (1935) on April 5, 2012.


  1. "Traveling Saleslady (1935)".. All Movie. Retrieved on 2016-03-24.
  2. "Traveling Saleslady (1935)".. British Film Institute. Retrieved on September 28, 2016.
  3. Sennwald, Andre (1935-03-29). "Movie Review - The Traveling Saleslady - THE SCREN; Joan Blondell and a New Idea in Toothpaste, in "Traveling Salesladies," at the Strand.".. Retrieved on 2016-03-24.

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