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Career (1959)

 |  Drama  |  October 1960 (Austria)
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More than anything in the world, Sam Lawson wants to be a successful actor. Is he willing to sacrifice his wife, happiness and personal reputation to achieve his goal?

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Maurice 'Maury' Novak
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Sam Lawson
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Sharon Kensington
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Shirley Drake
Joan Blackman ...
Barbara Lawson Helmsley
Robert Middleton ...
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Marjorie Burke
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Allan Burke
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Charlie Gallagher
Chuck Wassil ...
Eric Peters
Mary Treen ...
Marie, Secretary to Shirley Drake
Yuki Shimoda ...
Yosho
Alan Hewitt ...
Matt Helmsley
Marjorie Bennett ...
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More than anything in the world, Sam Lawson wants to be a successful actor. Is he willing to sacrifice his wife, happiness and personal reputation to achieve his goal?

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Carolyn Jones was originally cast as "Sharon Kensington" but switched roles with Shirley MacLaine in order to play Shirley Drake because she wanted the less flamboyant role. See more »

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Sharon Kensington: Oh, what a lovely name. I love that name. You know, the first man I ever completely destroyed was named Sam. He's a hairdresser now.
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Young actor struggles for success
7 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was in High School, 1959, the year it came out, and remember being really impressed with the quality of the acting, and although it was something of a melodrama, it was well cast and the actors brought real meaning to their roles. A young man struggling to become an actor, and Dean Martin as a kind of slick character who befriends him. I've always been a fan of Carolyn Jones, and of course Shirley McClain in those days was excellent too. I haven't seen it in over fifty years, but I grew up with films, great films, during what I consider to be the high water mark of film making in the 40's and 50's, and I remember this film fondly. Recommended.


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