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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying


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In 10 Words or Less
Manipulating your way to the top–in song!

Reviewer’s Bias*
Loves: The look of classic cinema, musicals
Likes: Absurdity, Kino Lorber’s Studio Classics Line
Dislikes: Robert Morse’s mugging
Hates: Old accepted corporate sexism

The Movie
The problem with a film where the plot sees its hero push forward with success through either luck or favor is the lack of genuine conflict. That’s exactly the issue when it comes to J. Pierpont Finch (Robert Morse) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Starting out as a window washer guided by the titular book, Finch climbs the corporate ranks by either manipulating those above him by appealing to their greed, self-absorption o…Read the entire review

By Max Schindler