The story of the fierce and corrosive competition that exists in the executive branch of Ramsey & Co., a New York industrial colossus headed by Walter Ramsey, its cold, designing and ruthless chief. It is the saga, too, of Bill Briggs, his longtime second in command, who is swayed by human as well as technological values. And, it is the case of Fred Staples, a comparatively youthful industrial engineer brought in by Ramsey to succeed Briggs. The younger man's views and sensitivities are essentially the same as Briggs'. People are not merely units, they feel. But it is Ramsey's calculated pattern not to fire his aging aide but to create such untenable positions that he will be forced to resign. Written by
Ruthless Men And Ambitious Women...Clawing For Control Of A Billion Dollar Empire!!!
26 October 1956 (West Germany)
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El precio del triunfo
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Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Look closely during the breakfast scene: the report that Briggs is leafing through is very clearly made up of script pages. See more
The dialog in the final scenes, starting with Staples' conversation with his wife in a coffee shop near his office, indicate the events take place well into the evening. However, the exterior shot linking this scene with Staples' confrontation with Ramsey in the Ramsey & Company building, as well as the exterior shot that follows the confrontation, were both taken in broad daylight. See more
I'm wondering if you're as good a human being as you are an industrial relations man.
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