Director J. Walter Ruben
Country United States
Running time 1h 14m
|Release date May 3, 1934 (1934-05-03)|
Writer John Howard Lawson (from the play by), John Howard Lawson (screen play), Howard J. Green (screen play)
Music director Max Steiner, Bernhard Kaun
Screenplay John Howard Lawson, Howard J. Green
Cast Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (Joe Martin), Genevieve Tobin (Agnes), Frank Morgan (Merritt), Colleen Moore (Sarah), Edward Everett Horton (Fisher), Nydia Westman (Dinah)
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Success at Any Price is a 1934 sound film starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Genevieve Tobin, Frank Morgan and silent film star Colleen Moore. It is based on the 1932 play Success Story by John Howard Lawson.
Joe, an amoral capitalist and boyfriend of Sarah Griswold, gets a job as a clerk in a New York City advertising agency and starts to work his way to the top. He is fired, but Sarah intervenes on his behalf and he manages to create an ad that earns him a promotion. He meets the mistress of his boss and decides he wants to win her from him. The company is in trouble, but Joe has invested wisely and sells out his boss to his competitor. He abandons Sarah and proposes to the mistress, who marries him. Joe becomes head of his agency, but because he neglects his new wife, she becomes the mistress of another man. He attempts suicide, but Sarah rescues him and nurses him back to health.
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