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?
Cinematographer Carlo Di Palma
visually designed the movie's shot to be a pictorial presentation of the main characters' dreams and ambitions. See more
When Brantley is caught in the robbery cross fire while he is in the phone booth, the glass changes from broken to not broken. See more
This is the third weekend in a row he's found an excuse not to come to the country... No, I don't know, but knowing him it's probably some teenage airhead from the steno pool. Hmph. The last one I caught him with was so dumb, she thought "dictation" was some kind of S&M trip.
Written by Boris Blank
and Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products and Phonogram Gmbh See more