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The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

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A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation.

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Laura Partridge
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Laura Partridge is a very enthusiastic small stockholder of 10 shares in International Projects, a large corporation based in New York. She attends her first stockholder meeting ready to question the board of directors from their salaries to their operations. These are not the questions which the board expected to be asked of them, especially since they are all crooked, except for Edward McKeever, the current CEO who has resigned in order to take an advisory position at the Pentagon. Following the meeting, he bumps into Laura and offers to drive her home. On the way there, Laura displays her enthusiasm for being a stockholder, as a result, Edward takes a liking to her. With Edward in Washington, John Blessington and Clifford Snell establish their hold on International Projects - They see greater riches now that Edward has influence with the US senate, especially with the awarding of federal contracts, unfortunately for them he is honest, and won't do their bidding. In the meantime, ... Written by Kelly

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22 August 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Frau im goldenen Cadillac  »

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Trivia

The Broadway production of "The Solid Gold Cadillac" by Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman opened at the Belasco Theater on November 5, 1953, ran for 526 performances and closed on February 12, 1955. See more »

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When Laura and McKeever emerge from the restaurant,a lighting cable is visible in the gutter. See more »

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Laura Partridge: Do you like Shakespeare?
Edward L. McKeever: Well, I've read a lot of it.
Laura Partridge: Well, take my advice and don't play it! It's so tiring! They don't let you sit down unless you're a king!
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One of the last of the Capra-esque well-made movies.
29 April 2003 | by (Mill Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the last Capra-esque, indeed Kaufman-esque, well-made movies, even though it's release was well into the fifties. The socio and geo-political ramifications perhaps resonate even more so in our post-Enron and present Halliburton era. Aside from being hilarious and utterly entertaining ( I imagine even more so on the live stage with a raucus audience), the story poses the eternal question of personal integrity, simple honesty, and common decency; and that multinational corporations and super-power governments should be less occupied with "getting away with it" or "not getting caught"; rather more so with "doing the right thing" and producing the best for everyone. This film should be taught. Instead, it's slowly disappearing from the geopolitical landscape; i.e., it's becoming harder to find in video stores.


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