Executive Suite

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Slick MGM account of intrigues that take place among five viciously opportunistic company executives, jostling for position when their president dies. Taut and gripping, its chief strengths are a finely structured script by Ernest Lehman, and top-notch acting by the starry ensemble. March is particularly memorable, cast against the grain as a devious, maliciously selfish company controller. For all its sheerly entertaining wallowing in spiritual corruption, however, it never approaches the acerbic pungency of Lehman's collaboration with Clifford Odets on Sweet Smell of Success.

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Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Wise
Screenwriter: Ernest Lehman
Cast: William Holden
June Allyson
Barbara Stanwyck
Fredric March
Walter Pidgeon
Louis Calhern
Shelley Winters
Paul Douglas
Nina Foch
Dean Jagger
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