How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying1967
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
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as J. Pierpont Finch
as Rosemary Pilkington
as J.B. Biggley
as Hedy LaRue
as Bud Frump
as Benjamin Ovington
as Mr. Twimble/Wally Womper
as Miss Jones
as TV Announcer
as Mrs. Biggley
as Mrs. Frump
as Media Man No. I
as Taxi Cab Driver
as Finch's Landlady
as Cleaning Woman
as Newspaper Seller
as Miss Krumholtz
as Media Man
as Media Man
as President of the U.S.
as Elevator Operator
as 1st Junior Executive
as 2nd Executive
as 3rd Executive
as TV Board Member
as Junior Executive
as 1st Girl
as 3rd Junior Executive
Critic Reviews for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
It least as funny as the old gamesmanship routines, and amiably dedicated to the proposition that any true company man is a rabbit in weasel's clothing.
The breezy manner with which the musical sends up the era's corporate chicanery and heedless sexism... couldn't be further from Mad Men's deadpan cool.
Frank Loesser's Pulitzer Prize musical has been transferred to the screen almost intact and the result is one of the best movie musicals ever done.
A great Broadway show becomes a great movie, thanks largely to Morse
Truncated from the show, Morse truly bizarre
Audience Reviews for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
You get the sense the some of the rougher satire in the original stage musical has been smoothed out for more mainstream audiences but what's there is still effective. Although the best reason to see the film is for Morse, whose wonderfully strange performance is the antithesis of what you'd expect from a musical comedy. He makes such consistent offbeat choices that you might wonder why any of the producers left him in the picture if you weren't so glad they did.
Such a hilarious musical comedy, it's charming and enjoyable, and has a great cast of not so well known actors. The story is just what it says, a young guy gets a book with the same title as the movie, and follows the steps to quickly climb the corporate ladder with so much ease, that it's ridiculous. This makes fun of the corporate workplace and job hunting. I loved it, and I highly recommend it.
Bright, splashy film musical about an ambitious young window washer who rises through the ranks of a large corporation following the advice of a self-help book. Textbook example of how to do everything right in translating a musical from stage to film. Features a wonderful Frank Loesser score including the songs, "I Believe In You" and "The Brotherhood of Man". Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee reprise their original Broadway roles. Film debut of Michele Lee.
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