The Hucksters (1947) was a Drama - Comedy Film directed by Jack Conway and produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..
The Hucksters (1947)By Angela on Aug 14, 2012 From Hollywood Revue
After coming home from World War II, Vic Norman (Clark Gable) wants to get back into the advertising business.? When he lands an interview with Mr. Kimberly (Adolphe Menjou) at Kimberly Advertising Agency, their meeting is interrupted by Evan Llewellyn Evans (Sidney Greenstreet), the very demanding ... Read full article
The Hucksters (1947).By Dawn on Nov 19, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks
The Hucksters (1947). Cast: Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou, Ava Gardner and Keenan Wynn . War veteran Victor Albee Norman returns to New York City, wanting to land an advertising job with the Kimberly Advertising Agency. During his interview with Mr. Kimberly, Victor ... Read full article
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Victor Albee Norman: snap, just like that - and that's the end of the gravy, for you, and me, and Evans. Sign it love and kisses, Vic.
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The character portrayed by Sydney Greenstreet was allegedly based on the CEO of American Tobacco in the 1940's, whose relentless slogans were drilled into the radio audience: "LS/MFT: Yes, Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco" and,when the cigarette package changed from forest green to white, in order to appeal to women, "Lucky Strike Green has gone to war!"
MGM had paid close to $200,000 for the motion picture rights to Frederic Wakeman's national bestselling novel, of which the film is based on.
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