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The Barefoot Executive (1971)

 -  Family | Comedy  -  17 March 1971 (USA)
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A young man who works in the mailroom at a TV network wants to move up the corporate ladder but finds himself stymied by his selfish boss. By chance he discovers that his neighbor's ... See full summary »

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Steven Post
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Francis X. Wilbanks
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E.J. Crampton
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Mertons
Heather North ...
Jennifer Scott
Alan Hewitt ...
Farnsworth
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Clifford
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Roger
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Tom
Tom Anfinsen ...
Dr. Schmidt
George N. Neise ...
Network Executive
Edwin Reimers ...
Announcer (as Ed Reimers)
Morgan Farley ...
Advertising Executive
Glenn Dixon ...
Sponsor
Robert Shayne ...
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A young man who works in the mailroom at a TV network wants to move up the corporate ladder but finds himself stymied by his selfish boss. By chance he discovers that his neighbor's chimpanzee has a knack for picking successful TV programs. He uses the chimp's programming skills to land himself a job in the programming department of the network. Written by Anonymous

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The Network BUNCH Goes BANANAS! See more »

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Family | Comedy

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17 March 1971 (USA)  »

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The Rating Game  »

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Final theatrical release for Wally Cox. See more »

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Steven's hair length fluctuates between shots. See more »

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E. J. Crampton: Love that casting Francis!
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The TV Set
9 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It'll be fun to see how David Duchovny & Jake Kasdan's excellent new film "The TV Set" compares to this film of 35 years ago. Lila Garrett, Robert Butler & the others involved in "The Rating Game" aka "The Barefoot Executive" had done nothing but live through pilot hell for most of their careers. The people involved in "The TV Set" have jumped from pilot hell to feature hell and back enough times. And both sets of film makers manage to make us laugh and laugh a lot. Even the two casts are interchangeable. The cast of one would be equally brilliant in the other film. The intervening years teach us there's still great pain that goes along with the politics of television, and there is great talent.


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