U.S., 1967, 121 min, Digital, Dir. David Swift, Not rated but suitable for children, Park Circus


How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Thursday, 2/18

"We’ll long wait for a better musical film than How to Succeed…David Swift has done nothing to diminish the wit, the sparkle, and the zing…the whole howling mockery of big business." —Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

"Savage satire and show tunes mix remarkably well…Embodies its smartass title in more ways than one…Cheerfully, openly rapacious and thus a good deal of fun." —Mike D’Angelo, The A.V. Club

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 mail-room 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. Featuring a score by Frank Loesser and original choreography by Bob Fosse.


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