HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
1967, Park Circus/MGM, 121 min, USA, Dir: David Swift

J. Pierpont Finch (Robert Morse) is a lowly window cleaner with dreams of making it big in the business world. After finding a copy of the book How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Finch decides to apply the tactics in the book to his own life. Soon, he’s working as a mailroom clerk at the World Wide Wicket Company and quickly fighting his way up the corporate ladder with relative ease in this quirky musical based on the hit Broadway production. With Michele Lee and Rudy Vallee.


THE PALM BEACH STORY
1942, Universal, 88 min, USA, Dir: Preston Sturges

Though Claudette Colbert still loves her failed-architect hubby Joel McCrea, she nonetheless leaves him for greener pastures. Enter Rudy Vallee as a mild-mannered zillionaire and Mary Astor as his nympho sister and, well, the possibilities are just endless. Another hysterical Sturges classic, highlighted by the all-star Ale & Quail Club and the unforgettable Wienie King!


THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER
1947, Warner Bros., 95 min, USA, Dir: Irving Reis

Sidney Sheldon scripted this classic comedy, with Shirley Temple as a teenager who develops a crush on Cary Grant after he guest lectures at her school. The girl's psychiatrist uncle (Ray Collins) convinces Grant to play along until the crush subsides, but Temple's feelings only grow more intense in a situation made even more complicated by a budding romance between Grant and his young fan's older sister (Myrna Loy).


Syndicate content