Not Rated | | Drama
The lives of a number of the workers and executives in a Manhattan skyscraper are affected by the actions of a philandering and crooked company boss.
One of a number of early 1930s films such as American Madness (1932) and Prosperity (1932) made on the subject of business corruption and banking practices in the wake of the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the onset of the Great Depression. In many cases, when reviewing the screenplays of these films prior to production, the censors demanded that such films must inculcate "confidence in banking institutions" and "big business" in the average American. The studios begrudgingly obliged.
'Brought that voucher for a thousand dollars?
Mr. Hoyt: I won't take the responsibility. I can't.
Kenneth Burns: Then you can take the consequences. You're through.
Mr. Hoyt: I worked hard for you and the company.
Kenneth Burns: Go on! Get out!
Mr. Hoyt: Before I go, I want to tell you something. Everyone who ...