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How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying [1967] (1 disc)

Director:David Swift
Writer:David Swift
Composer:Nelson Riddle
Richard Carruth
Songs:Frank Loesser
Length:121 minutes
(2 hours 1 minute)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
Sorting Tub:Charlie
IMDB Rating:7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:89%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Finch starts working at World Wide Wickets and is upset that he's still in the mail room after his first day of work.

Reaction: The songs are hummable and the story is quite silly. The dancing is a bit bland, though.

Personal Rating: 6/10

David Swift => Director / Writer
Nelson Riddle => Composer
Richard Carruth => Composer
Frank Loesser => Songs
Abe Burrows => Book
Jack Weinstock => Book
Shepherd Mead => Novel
Willie Gilbert => Book
Anthony 'Scooter' Teague => Bud Frump (as Anthony Teague)
Carol Worthington => Lucille Krumholtz
George Fenneman => TV announcer
Ivan Volkman => The president
Jeff DeBenning => Gatch (as Jeff Debenning)
John Myhers => Bratt
Kay Reynolds => Smitty
Maureen Arthur => Hedy LaRue
Michele Lee => Rosemary
Murray Matheson => Ovington
Robert Morse [I] => Finch
Rudy Vallee => J.B. Biggley
Ruth Kobart => Miss Jones
Sammy Smith => Wally Womper / Twimble Womper

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The "Coffee Break" number was filmed but judged to be unusable. The budget didn't allow for restaging of the number.
  • All of Rosemary's songs (including "Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm" and "Paris Original") were cut from the movie version, so they let her sing "I Believe In You" to Finch. In the play, he's the only one who sings it.