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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee

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In this successful Broadway musical adaption, window washer J. Pierpont Finch buys a how-to book on how to climb the corporate ladder. Starting in the mailroom, he climbs positions one after the other by being sneaky, manipulative, and playing on his superiors' sympathies. He continually outsmarts the president's nephew, who believes he deserves advancement by simple heredity. Finch also falls for Rosemary, a secretary at the company. As he sets his eyes on the company's top position, will his ideas succeed or will they blow up in his face?
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Comedy or Parody about    -   office politics How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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