Foster is fired when he is found drunk in a bar instead of covering the biggest fight of the year. After finding that no one in town will hire him, he goes back to the bar and meets a man named Perkins who owns an ad agency. Tricky phrases are no problem for Foster so the firm grows rapidly and becomes Perkins and Foster. When Foster decides to get the Adrienne Deane Cosmetics account, he also lasoo's Adrienne which upsets his steady gal friend Peggy. Trouble comes to a head when Perkins decides to leave the agency as he believes that Foster is an unscrupulous ad man who sells dangerous items for money. Written by
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In the extant version run on TCM, there seems to be a piece missing toward the end of reel one, just after Perkins meets Foster in the speakeasy and offers him an advertising job. then the film jumps to a scene showing expansion lines, representing the Perkins agency's growing influence, emanating from Chicago on a map. What should have been seen would be something to show how Foster was causing this business surge, as well as something showing Zimmer's reason for being fired from editing a respectable big city paper to running a shabby scandal rag. See more
At the beginning of the film, the newspaper that Bruce Foster (Richard Dix) works for, and later fired from, is called "The Reflector." It's referred to by name in the dialogue and the masthead appears in one shot. Later in the film, however, in a scene between Foster and Zimmer (the newspaper's editor, played by David Landau), the publication is referred to as "The Chronicle." See more
You're young. You have your whole life ahead of you. You know where you're going. Or, maybe you're a searcher. You're pursuing a career. You're busy. You're mired in decadence and sloth, just killing time, numbing your brain.
When are you going to marry? Start a family?
Someday? *Some*day? *Some*day may be too late.