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Adapted by Rod Twilight Zone Serling from his own TV play, this is a tense and claustrophobic melodrama which demonstrates the price of professional ambition. Heflin is the recently hired company man who is forced, by his boss Sloane, to come into conflict with ageing executive Begley, the man he is supposed to replace. Reminiscent of Executive Suite (though much less sleek and slick), it's a little dated now, but the well-crafted performances of the strong cast (especially Begley as the disintegrating man) work wonders.

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Duration: 83 mins

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Director: Fielder Cook
Screenwriter: Rod Serling
Cast: Van Heflin
Everett Sloane
Ed Begley
Beatrice Straight
Elizabeth Wilson
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