Mar 202017

How to Succeed in Business… isn’t a great musical as it is quite dated but some of the songs were on the catchy side even when the acting was a bit too broad (i.e. over-the-top) for my taste.



How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
— The Limited Edition Series —


Genre(s): Musical, Comedy
Twilight Time | NR – 121 min. – $29.95 | March 14, 2017

Date Published: 03/20/2017 | Author: The Movieman


Directed by:
David Swift
Writer(s): Shepherd Mead (novel); David Swift (written by)
Cast: Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee
Featurettes, Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 42.8 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) is writer-director David Swift’s movie adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical, featuring score and original choreography by a pair of legends: Frank Loesser and Bob Fosse. Gleefully reprising their Broadway roles as a scary-ambitious window cleaner and a befuddled company president are Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee, joined here by Michele Lee, Anthony Teague, and Maureen Arthur in an entertainingly vicious take on big business.



This release comes with an essay booklet. Features include This Book is All That You Need (19:00; HD) which is an interview with actor Robert Morse; A Secretary is Not a Toy (16:21; HD), an interview with actress Michele Lee; and the Original Theatrical Trailer (2:56; SD).


VIDEO – 3.75/5, AUDIO — 4.0/5

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying comes to Blu-ray courtesy of Twilight Time, presented in its original 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. For the most part this is a nice looking picture, colors are generally vibrant and it was a by and large clean transfer with only minor white specs, but nothing overly distracting.

OVERALL – 3.0/5

Overall, Murphy’s Law isn’t Charles Bronson at his best and is more memorable for the young Kathleen Wilhoite and her plethora of lovely insults which makes this so hilarious and the story at least is serviceable with a great and utterly scary villainous. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time has a so-so video, passable audio and a commentary worth listening to.





Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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