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Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He later impersonates the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an inspection tour. Acme president McKinley is so nervous not even his beautiful secretary Harriet can calm him. McKinley's wife Lucille becomes infatuated with Hodges. Many further complications ensue. Written by
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[Trying to convince Gallagher that their visitor was a fake]
All you have to do is to look at his picture in the file, sir.
Never mind the file. Now let me get this straight. You say the whole world thinks that the man who inspected our plant yesterday was the president of the Consolidated Motors, is that it?
Yes, sir. Then he made a speech at the Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. McKinley thinks he is the president of the Consolidated Motors, the papers think so, the Chamber of Commerce thinks so, but ...
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A nice parable about big business and the working man
Seeing that this was adapted from a story by Paddy Chayefsky, I expected a little more venom. But I guess this is before Chayefsky started sharpening his pen. At the end of the film when a good jab at big business could be given, all we get was something along the lines of make sure you enjoy your work. It didn't quite convince my wife as she was rooting for Monty Woolley to do the opposite. Woolley does a splendid job as John Hodges but truth be told, he played these type of characters many times before. Also notable is Marilyn Monroe in a small role but already stealing her every scene.
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