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Career (1959)

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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
Frank McHugh ...
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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Calvário da Glória  »

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Dean Martin still had four pictures left in his old contract with producer Hal B. Wallis with whom he hadn't worked after his break-up with Jerry Lewis. Wallis refused to raise Martin's salary, but the star was interested in playing a more serious part and accepted the role of Maury in this picture. After this film, Martin made three more pictures with Wallis: All in a Night's Work (1961), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) and 5 Card Stud (1968). 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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