Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York. On his first work day in New York, he is fired in a hostile take-over and learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his distant uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he is given a job in the company's mail room. Then Brantley meets Christy Wills, who happens to be one of the top executives. Brantley sees how poorly the company is being run and decides to create a position under the name Carlton Whitfield, to influence and improve the company's operations. Soon things get unexpectedly out of hand, not in the least because of his aunt, his girl and leading a double life. Written by
There's no such thing as an overnight success. Brantley Foster took two weeks.
Did You Know?
The original script was about a nephew working for his uncle and falling in love with his uncle's prostitute. Because the parts were written too thin, Universal executive, Frank Price, called in Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr. to rewrite the script in eight weeks as they changed the Christy Willis part from a prostitute to a mistress and also added the complication with Aunt Vera. See more
As Brantley runs from the dog after leaving the pool house, the close-up of him climbing the trellis shows that it is broken. Distance shots show the trellis intact. See more
You want me to spy on him?
No, I don't want you to spy on him. I want you to get to be friends with him, and then rifle through his papers and tell me what you find.
References Mr. Wizard's World
The Secret of My Success
Written by David Foster
, Jack Blades
, Tom Keane
and Michael Landau
Performed by Night Ranger
Produced by David Foster
Night Ranger appears courtesy of Camel/MCA Records See more