It is the bottom of the depression and Sol Glass has the idea that the girls in the stenographic department should be used to entertain the clients. Seems the clients are tiring of the ... See full summary »
A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.
Jack La Rue
Kurt Anderson is the tyrannical manager of a New York department store in financial straits. He thinks nothing of firing an employee of more than 20 years or of toying with the affections of every woman he meets. One such victim is Madeline, a beautiful young woman in need of a job. Anderson hires her as a salesgirl, but not before the two spend the night together. Madeline is ashamed, especially after she falls for Martin West, a rising young star at the store. Her biggest fear is that Martin finds out the truth about her "career move."Written by
This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Tuesday 27 November 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Indianapolis Friday 21 December 1956 on WFBM (Channel 6), in Spokane Sunday 10 February 1957 on KREM (Channel 2), in San Francisco Monday 18 February 1957 on KRON (Channel 4), in Shreveport LA Saturday 30 March 1957 on KTBS (Channel 3), and in Springfield MA Thursday 23 May 1957 on WWLP (Channel 22). See more »
Hale Hamilton's character Monroe is said to be a descendant of James Monroe and
Benjamin Franklin. James Monroe had no sons, just two daughters. Descendants
if any would not be named Monroe. See more »
She's blackmailing me! I'm caught like a rat in a trap! I'll be ruined! Franklin Monroe might hear of it! Anderson, you know all about women. What am I to do?
Why don't you kill her?
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Power and love games backstage at a big New York department store
Warren William (Kurt Anderson) gets to dominate the picture as a ruthless department store manager who throws away employees, suppliers and women without pity. Alice White (Polly Dale) is also exceptional as the women he uses to seduce and control men he can't dominate otherwise.
An interesting look at a workplace in the depth of the depression. The department store sets are also interesting for showing retail design of the time.
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