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Skyscraper Souls (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 16 July 1932 (USA)
An entrepreneur will let nothing stand in his way of acquiring a 100-story office building.

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Aspirations and the lives of several people working at the gigantic Seacoast National Bank Building interweave in various plots. The most notable character is David Dwight, the womanizing bank owner who keeps his estranged wife happy by paying for her extravagant globetrotting. Dwight's long time secretary Sarah yearns for them to divorce so her affair with him can be legitimized. Sarah shows her good side by playing mother to the young innocent Lynn Harding, who she employs as an assistant. Beautiful Miss Harding is relentlessly pursued by extroverted bank teller Tom Sheppard, but he is frustrated when Dwight lures her away with power and wealth. Then Dwight ruins everyone's finances in a successful bid to get full control of his skyscraper by manipulating the company's stock price. Now there doesn't appear to be anyone who can prevent the power monger from taking advantage of the ingenue Harding-or is there? Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1931-1940 identifies Arnold Lucy as playing Hamilton; actually, Lucy plays one of the other bankers, and William Morris plays Hamilton. See more »

Quotes

Jake Sorenson: Oh golly, I can't believe it. Am I dreaming?
Jenny LeGrande: Well, where do you want to be pinched?
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Metropolitan March
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Music by Hugo Frey
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Skyscraper....
12 October 2006 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved every square foot of this movie and want to own a copy of it. It could be remade today and be a huge hit. Maureen O'Sullivan was gorgeous, the dialog was witty, the plot line complex...it had so many modern qualities, I had to rub my eyes to make sure I was watching a 30's film. I give it a thumbs up. Loved the nefarious banker, "Dave", Hedda Hopper as the dilettante wife...loved the long suffering assistant...loved Shep the jilted lover. Loved it all. It was an eerie look into the stock market crash leading up to the great depression, and of the heights and desperation the human soul can reach during trying times. The ending was literally a cliff hanger. Whew - I could not believe it! A Boffo hit! I give it two thumbs up.


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