A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured of her, and enjoys the thrust and parry of legal manoeuvring as he tries to win her heart. Written by
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Meet Larry the Liquidator. Arrogant. Greedy. Self-centered. Ruthless. You gotta love the guy.
Did You Know?
Contrary to the depiction in the movie, proxy contests for corporate control are invariably not resolved at a public company's annual meeting. Rather, shareholders are solicited for their votes by using proxies, giving either management, or someone opposing management, their votes. By the time of the annual meeting, virtually all votes have been cast, and the results are either known, or soon to be know once tabulated. The fiery speeches portrayed in this movie are rarely a device by which votes are determined. See more
When Kate first looks at the newspaper with Larry's full-page ad, there is a cigarette in her hand. In the next shot, the cigarette is gone. See more
Someday, we'll smarten up, change some laws, and put you OUT OF BUSINESS.
You can change all the laws you want. You can't stop the game. I'll still be here. I adapt.
Written by Edgar De Lange
, Irving Mills
and Duke Ellington
Performed by Stéphane Grappelli
Courtesy of Polydor Gmbh See more