How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
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A humble window washer at the New York offices of World Wide Wickets, J. Pierpont Finch applies the lessons he's learned from a book called How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to scrabble his way up the corporate ladder. Though advised by the mailroom supervisor to keep a low profile and play things "The Company Way," Finch would rather play by his own set of rules and ethics, however skewed they may be. After all, two can play this game. Robert Morse stars. Directed by David Swift.
Fantastic + Coming to BROADWAY!
I love this film, especially the song "A Secretary Is Not A Toy"! Great lyrics, it's very much a time piece for the early 60's. Heard it's coming to Bway, they'll probably update it and take out all of the halarious sexist bits. Oh, brother.
100% fun - full on '60 corporate america and great songs
This is a classic movie - it has wonderful scenery from the early '60's (corporate america not hippy), great music and fun story line.
You will be singing these songs for days after you see this movie.
One interesting note: the cast is white (no blacks, asians, or anyone else too exotic) perhaps a reflection of the times but compared to modern films the cast has many more older folks. Compare this to an episode of "The Office" for example, in the office the oldest character looks 40-ish tops in this film there are older characters who look over 60.
Better on Broadway
While some may argue that Morse has a better voice than Daniel Radcliffe, I have to say that I enjoyed Dan's performance more. He was more engaging to watch, funnier, and fit the character better. John Larroquette has, I believe, outshone everyone who played JB before him. Not to mention some of my favorite songs from the show were left out of the movie. Overall though, this is a fun film to watch and is quite well done, but in my opinion it can't match the Broadway revival. SEE THE SHOW!!!!
- Genre: Musicals
- Released: 1967
- © 1967 METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.