Executive Suite (1954)

Fredric March, William Holden, June Allyson, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidegon

Effective screen treatment of Cameron Hawley's book about wheeling and dealing in the boardroom of a big company. When the president dies, the vice-presidents vie for control, and tension mounts. The story also explores some domestic matters, but the thrust of the movie is corporate power. A big-name cast in effect performances. Also with Shelley Winters, Paul Douglas, Louis Calhern, Dean Jagger, and Nina Foch.

Director--Robert Wise. Academy Award Nomination--Foch, best supporting actress.

Producer John Houseman and director Robert Wise team up for one of the greatest star-packed movie classics--a suspense-filled, superbly crafted boardroom drama that earned five Academy Award nominations.

Approx. running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes. Black and white.


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