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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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Quotes from

J. B. Biggley: I like the way you thinch, Fink.
[Long pause]
J. Pierpont Finch: That's "think, Finch."


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


J. Pierpont Finch: Just remember, Wally, we're all brothers.
J. B. Biggley: Some of us are uncles.


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The Broadway version of Finch had a lot more "edge" to him. The movie producers felt they had to make him nicer for the movie in order to be more likeable to the audience.
All of Rosemary's songs (including "Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm" and "Paris Original") were cut from the movie version. To make up for this "I Believe In You" was given to her for the movie. In the stage play, she does not sing this to him, and the first time we hear it is during the scene where Finch sings it to himself in the executive washroom, but she does a brief reprise of the song after this scene.
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.
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