How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)

Robert Morse recreated his Tony-winning stage role in this 1967 film version of Frank Loesser's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical. A humble window washer at the New York offices of World Wide Wickets, J. Pierpont Finch applies the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1967
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...perfect synthesis of singing, dancing, comedy, and satire, a show that brought scintillating dialogue, sharp-edged lyrics, and catchy tunes into sharp focus.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

A great Broadway show becomes a great movie, thanks largely to Morse

Karina Montgomery
Cinerina

Truncated from the show, Morse truly bizarre


Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Such a hilarious musical comedy, it's charming and enjoyable, and has a great cast of not so well known actors. The story is just what it says, a young… More
Alec Barniskis
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… More
Mark Hobin
Bright, splashy film musical about an ambitious young window washer who rises through the ranks of a large corporation following the advice of a self-help book.… More
Ken Stachnik
Far from my favorite musical, but still fun. The Coen's borrowed from this liberally for The Hudsucker Proxy.