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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

Approved  |   |  Drama, War  |  8 May 1956 (USA)
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An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well.

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Tom Rath
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Betsy Rath
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Ralph Hopkins
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Maria Montagne
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Judge Bernstein
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Helen Hopkins
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Sgt. Caesar Gardella
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Bill Hawthorne
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Susan Hopkins
Portland Mason ...
Janey Rath
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Gordon Walker
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Bill Ogden
Connie Gilchrist ...
Mrs. Manter
Joseph Sweeney ...
Edward M. Schultz
Sandy Descher ...
Barbara Rath
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Tom Rath lives in Connecticut and commutes to work every day in Manhattan. He's happily married and has a loving wife and three children. Money is a bit tight and when the opportunity arises, he applies for a public relations job with a major television network. During his long commute to work everyday, Tom reminisces about the war. Although 10 years have gone by, he is still haunted by the violence and the men he killed. He also thinks of Maria, an Italian girl with whom he had an affair while stationed in Rome. At his new job, the head of the network Ralph Hopkins takes an immediate liking to him. Tom soon realizes that he will have to choose between becoming a wholly dedicated company man or maintaining a healthy work-life balance. When he learns that Maria gave birth to his son after he left Italy, he decides to let his wife know and ensure that the boy is cared for. Written by garykmcd

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The trailer for The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit features the original soundtrack from the film All About Eve. See more »

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During the combat parachute jump shown in the film, the paratroopers are shown jumping from C-119 aircraft, a type that was not yet available during World War II. See more »

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Tom Rath: I don't know anything about public relations.
Bill Hawthorne: Who does? You've got a clean shirt and you bathe everyday. That's all there is to it.
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Man deals with a new job and an unsatisfied wife
10 June 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A man, feeling pressure from his wife for a better lifestyle, takes a new job with increased pay but added stress. To make matters worse, he becomes embroiled in legal actions concerning an inheritance from his grandmother. On top of all this, he learns that some of his actions in Italy during World War 2 have come to haunt him. This is a well told story with many sides to it, and I feel the use of flashback went a long way in making it even better. Well worth seeing.


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