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The Hucksters(1947)

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  • ethics

    • george snedker
    • 9/19/12

    gable backed by great cast delivers in drama about ethics in big business.one of his most unrated films.

  • The Hucksters (1947)

    • Mr. Blandings
    • 8/18/12

    A very, very good film ... and just as timely today as it was back then. I always used to think Gable didn't do any really good work after the war but this movie proved me wrong. He's in top form playing a nice guy who's slightly rough around the edges. Kerr is good too, and there's quite the supporting cast--Greenstreet, Arnold, Menjou, Wynn, O'Hanlon. The film runs a tad too long and I wish Kay's two children put in an appearance near the end, for consistency's sake, but there's nothing like watching a meaningful, well-acted movie with an important message. There's no reason why ethical behavior can't be incorporated into a business, but when a person is faced with unethical practices in their job they have a choice to make--either join the corrupted or simply walk away. I can only speak from my own personal experiences but when it happened to me recently I chose to walk away from it and I've never looked back. Contrary to what the spin-doctors of society tell you, there ARE more important things than money. Those obsessed with their materialism and greed usually end up leading short, friendless, and empty lives. You can't take your money with you, so nurture what you do take with you--your spirit.

  • The Dream Team

    • Mike
    • 8/13/12

    An essential, if just for the casting. Kerr and Gardner would be later paired in Iguana. Wynn, Greenstreet, Menjou and Arnold and cast make this one special. Well directed by Gable specialist Conway.

  • Welcome to the U.S. Ms. Kerr!

    • Steimo2
    • 8/16/09

    American movie audience's are "properly" introduced to the talent's of the lovely British actress, Deborah Kerr!Kudo's to MGM for signing this talented beauty!Adolph Menjou is as good as ever!

  • Not Lancaster & Kerr

    • Teddy Kaye
    • 5/4/09

    This movie has two stories. One story is the Gable & Kerr romance, which is not Lancaster & Kerr. The woman, Kerr, is a lady, so she can't stay over with the man, Gable, but she comes awfully close to staying, two or three times. Kerr is somewhat aggressive in letting Gable pursue her, so she seems right for Gable.The other story line is Gable in the radio advertising business dealing with a demanding and crude client, Greenstreet. Gable is confident and cocky is his role. For most of the movie, Gable puts up with Greenstreet's antics because he needs the income. Given today's economic recession, you can relate to Gable's plight. To me, Gable is too strong, too smart and too much of a born leader to take so long to standing up to his awful client and walk away to an uncertain economic future with Kerr, at his side. Both storylines haven't aged well, but Gable is a star and he's very watchable.

  • A Lost Gem

    • Cecilia V. Hanes
    • 10/19/07

    This movie represents the best of its genre and features a great cast. Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, and Sydney Greenstreet project well the reality of the advertising world with a light touch.

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