A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing, some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a ...
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A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing, some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a certain very predatory woman.Written by
Ken Yousten <email@example.com>
Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events, or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »
Editing: In the parade at the end of the film, the star footballer signed by Machin (who doesn't yet appear in the cast credits) winks at the grandees during the march past in long shot, followed seconds later by the close-up of the same action. See more »
Our leading citizen! What great cause has he ever been identified with?
Countess of Chell:
I think I can tell you that, Mr Duncalf. It's quite simple. He's been identified with the great cause of cheering us all up!
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A classic Alec Guinness, as the young man from the lower class who wants to move up in the world, and does, because he has the courage to go for it. In one scene his boss tells him off (not an exact quote), "So, you fancy yourself being with your betters, do you?" The cheeky reply is "Yes, don't you?"
The best line is when his assistant brings him a pile of money collected from his latest enterprise, and comments that it seems a lot of money for doing nothing. The response is: "But I did do something; I thought of it."
This is a funny, thoughtful, social commentary, with a great look at both the lower and upper classes.
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