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 spelling of this movie's title The Secret of My Succe$s
(1987) had the phrase stylized by forming a '$' symbol out of the "Success" word's second letter 'S' character. See more
When Christy hands the notes she stole from Brantley to Howard they are in a red folder. Howard returns the notes in a manila folder to Christy, but when Brantley discovers them in Christy's bag, they are once again in the red folder. See more
Whoa, whoa, listen, I'm going to need your help, both of you.
Is it something I could get fired for?
I like it!
Written by Ira Newborn
Performed by Ira Newborn
and The Geeks
Courtesy of MCA Records See more