Gar Evans is a "high pressure" promoter who tends to be unrealistically optimistic about his projects and exaggerates the chance of success. He sets up the "Golden Gate Artificial Rubber ...
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Gar Evans is a "high pressure" promoter who tends to be unrealistically optimistic about his projects and exaggerates the chance of success. He sets up the "Golden Gate Artificial Rubber Company", and persuades a lot of people to invest. He believes that the process to produce artificial rubber exists, but does it?Written by
In the opening scene in a speakeasy, Colonel Ginsburg takes a sip of beer, grimaces and says "I can taste the needles". This refers to "needle beer" which was made by taking legal, low-alcohol beer and adding grain alcohol to it, often by injecting into the keg with a needle. See more »
I want you to get me a bank president for our treasurer.
Now that's tough. Bank presidents have been committing suicide so fast lately there's only a few of them left.
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Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!
Music by Felix Powell
Lyrics by George Asaf
Sung twice at sales rallies See more »
This film is carried on the strength of Powell's magnetic performance.
This is an easy film to forget if it weren't for yet another very nice performance by William Powell. In fact, without Powell there just wouldn't be much of a film as he single-handedly carries the movie. And, for that reason, it's a decent time-passer worth seeing.
Powell plays a sharp-talking salesman type--a guy who can sell practically anything to anyone. While he's been pretty willing to hawk just about anything, this time he becomes excited as this time he starts to believe in the product--a new synthetic rubber. But, over the course of the film, he starts to realize that all his VERY high-pressure salesmanship might just be for what could be an outright fraud. What's he to do? In many ways, this film is reminiscent of "Boiler Room", as in part of the film you see a huge room filled with slicksters on the phone--saying just about anything to sell shares in this company. Interesting and worth seeing.
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