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      How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

      Released Mar 9, 1967 1h 59m Musical Comedy List
      92% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 82% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: 4/5 Aug 4, 2005 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Adding financial insult to artistic injury, it earned even less than the same year's more roundly panned musicals Camelot and Doctor Dolittle. That's a shame. Rated: 3.5/4 May 16, 2022 Full Review Penelope Houston The Spectator It least as funny as the old gamesmanship routines, and amiably dedicated to the proposition that any true company man is a rabbit in weasel's clothing. Nov 19, 2018 Full Review Jason Best Movie Talk The breezy manner with which the musical sends up the era's corporate chicanery and heedless sexism... couldn't be further from Mad Men's deadpan cool. Aug 14, 2016 Full Review Susan Granger www.susangranger.com Rated: 3/5 Sep 20, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 14, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Simon T This charmless and overlong musical is sunk by a smug central performance and several grotesquely overplayed cameos. The only characterisation that carries is that of Michele Lee, but why she is so smitten by Robert Morse's irritating social climber is a mystery. Frank Loesser contributes two good songs: I Believe in You and Brotherhood of Man, but they're not enough to salvage this dreary forgotten show. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/20/23 Full Review Alec B You get the sense the some of the rougher satire in the original stage musical has been smoothed out for more mainstream audiences but what's there is still effective. Although the best reason to see the film is for Morse, whose wonderfully strange performance is the antithesis of what you'd expect from a musical comedy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/10/23 Full Review Joel H How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying should be annoying. After all, the protagonist is a manipulative ladder-climber in a company where everybody seems a little bit miserable. However, there's something charming about this workplace musical. Perhaps it's the music. Some songs are forgettable, but there are some toe-tappers in there. Or maybe it's the choreography. Bob Fosse has a way of making every little movement feel unique and interesting. And the cast seems to be having a good time, too. Honestly, I can't quite put my finger on why I like this movie, but I like it, nonetheless. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/03/23 Full Review Jerry E Aside from the story being hopelessly dated, the acting is atrociously strained, with everyone trying to be funny in the most childishly giddy way. The point of satire is for the characters to be dead serious about what to us is ridiculous. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 07/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent transition from stage to screen! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/18/21 Full Review Audience Member One of the funniest movies I ever saw. I liked it so much that I didn't mind that it is a musical. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      David Swift
      Producer
      David Swift
      Screenwriter
      David Swift
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Production Co
      The Mirisch Corporation [us]
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 9, 1967, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 6, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 59m
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