How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) - Comedy, Musical

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Armed with the titular manual, an ambitious window washer seeks to climb the corporate ladder.

IMDB: 7.2
Director: David Swift
Stars: Robert Morse, Michele Lee
Length: 121 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 2 out of 51 found boring (3.92%)

One-line Reviews (22)

I think it's a very good movie, I enjoyed it a lot.

I thoroughly enjoyed it--and I really don't even like musicals all that much!

Don't waste your time .

" The standouts are "I Believe in You," which became a hit song, and the rousing "Brotherhood of Man.

All the while I was watching this boring and dated movie I kept thinking to myself, "This guy (Robert Morse) is trying to be Jerry Lewis and failing!

What a treat to see Vallee, who was entertaining folks before the second World War!

Lee does a fine job, too, and Morse is enjoyable as the astute "faker", with a demeanor and hairstyle that recalls Jerry Lewis.

" A clever and entertaining screen adaptation of a classic Broadway musical.

Robert Morse (who I recognized from the cast album for the musical "Sugar") is hilarious and unpredictable as Finch (F-I-N-C-H), a former window cleaner who decides to use the tricks from a self-help manual to get him to the top of the corporate ladder.

The style is particularly dated which is actually a little bit fascinating.

Along the way he sings several quite original songs that are quite entertaining and definitely add to the story.

If you like fast paced frivolous satire that is just as pertinent today as it was back in the sixties, you've got to dig up a a dusty old copy of "How to Succeed...

I fast-forwarded through all of the songs as I found them dull, uninspired, and repetitive.

What I find particularly compelling 43 years after HTSIBWRT premiered is the role that Morse is currently playing on the small screen.

Very enjoyable musical--a lot to relate to.

As the head of "Mad Men"'s Sterling-Cooper, he has immersed himself in a role that comes from another angle of the sixties corporate culture.

The script begins to overstay its welcome and veer off into tiresome subplots, but overall it's a pretty lively and entertaining affair.

Frank Loesser's score is brilliantly rousing, a fine successor to his most remembered Broadway show, "Guys and Dolls", and includes one of the finest songs about self-confidence ("I Believe in You") which actually reveals the lead character's hidden insecurities.

Apart from good songs, a fun and goofy plot and good acting, the film manages to be entertaining and new.

Entertaining musical where it is again proved that brains aren't the only prerequisite to success up the corporate ladder.

" is proof once again that it takes more than expanding the scenery to turn a hit musical into an entertaining movie.

"How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" is wonderfully entertaining.