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The High Cost of Loving (1958)

 |  Comedy  |  5 March 1959 (Mexico)
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Middle-aged middle-manager Jim Fry, with the same company for fifteen years, is in a comfortable rut. But life becomes less predictable when he doesn't receive an invitation to an important... See full summary »

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Middle-aged middle-manager Jim Fry, with the same company for fifteen years, is in a comfortable rut. But life becomes less predictable when he doesn't receive an invitation to an important luncheon being held by the new company president. Convinced that he's about to lose his job, Jim begins to mull over his limited prospects when his wife confirms that she's pregnant. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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Amor Também Subiu de Preço  »

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Jose Ferrer's brother-in-law _Nick Clooney_, the father of _George Clooney_, appears in a parking lot scene where he greets Ferrer in passing. See more »

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Misread signals in merger
9 April 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Jose Ferrer and Gena Rowlands star in The High Cost Of Loving as a pair of typical 50s American suburbanites who are about to become parents. But at a time when there should be joyous celebration there's a lot of anxiety around the household because the new arrival may become part of The High Cost Of Loving.

It seems as though Ferrer's company is being taken over in a merger and that usually means a staff shakeup. Ferrer starts to wonder if he has a future with his company's purchasing department after misreading a lot of signals. His position is a universal one both in government and in private industry when these things happen. In my working days I was through situations that Ferrer is experiencing and you try to read signals when you think trouble might be coming your way.

Jose Ferrer also directed this film and assembled a slew of familiar faces from the small screen as well as the big, so much so you might think this was a made for television film. Edward Platt the chief from Get Smart is the new company president, Richard Deacon of the Dick Van Dyke Show is Rowlands's obstetrician, and a favorite of mine the one and only Colonel Klink, Werner Klemperer plays a most officious new personnel director who in one beautiful scene only increases Ferrer's anxiety.

For some reason this film is not often broadcast. Glad I was up early and caught it on TCM today. A great tribute to the multi-talents of Jose Ferrer.


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