Number of Times Seen – 2 (early 1997 and 23 Jan 2014)
Brief Synopsis – When a company CEO suddenly dies, all of his VP’s vie for the top spot.
My Take on it – This movie is once again proof that corporate intrigue has always been around and that it hasn’t changed much in over 60 years.
The cast here is amazing. William Holden, Fredric March, Walter Pidgeon and Paul Douglas are all great.
The story is very captivating since it shows us why each and every one of the vp’s think they are (or aren’t) the perfect person for the job. Some of them even waiver back and forth between the two.
It doesn’t matter so much to the viewer what kind of company it is because the different department heads could be a part of any corporate setting and that’s where the brilliance of this movie shines through.
The dialogue is superb and through the conversations of the VP’s, we quickly understand so much about each of their personalities.
Bottom Line – Great corporate intrigue. Shows that not much has changed in 60 years. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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