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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by David Swift and produced by David Swift and Irving Temaner.

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)

By Beatrice on Jul 25, 2019 From Flickers in Time

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Directed by David Swift Written by David Swift from the Broadway musical by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert and the novel by Shepherd Mead 1967/USA The Mirisch Corporation Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant I was looking for a movie that w... Read full article


Musical Monday: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)

on Sep 3, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: How to Succeed in Business W... Read full article


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Gertrude Biggley: What's nepotism?
J. B. Biggley: That's when your nephew's a damn poop!


Miss Jones: Your wife is on line 2, Mr. Biggley.
J. B. Biggley: Tell her I'm busy, tell her I'm in a meeting, tell her I'm out, damnit, put her on!


Rosemary: Lunch.
J. Pierpont Finch: Huh?
Rosemary: I said, "Lunch."
J. Pierpont Finch: What about "lunch"?
Rosemary: I'd love to!


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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1962. Only eight musicals have won the Pulitzer Prize in drama - one per decade from the 1930s to the 1990s. They are as follows: Of Thee I Sing from the 1930s, South Pacific from the 1940s, Fiorello from the 1950s, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying from the 1960s, A Chorus Line from the 1970s, Sunday in the Park with George from the 1980s, Rent from the 1990s and Next to Normal from the 2000s.
The original Broadway production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" opened at the Forty-sixth Street Theater in New York on October 14, 1961, ran for 1417 performances and won the 1962 Tony Awards for the Best Musical and Book and was nominated for Best Score. Robert Morse (Winner of the 1962 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical), Rudy Vallee, Ruth Kobart and Sammy Smith recreated their stage roles for the movie version.
Many of the actors, notably Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee, reprised their Broadway roles in this film.
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