Series/Themes: Drama, Special Guests
Film Year: 1933
Film Length: 75 min.
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Featuring: Warren William, Loretta Young, Wallace Ford
Kurt Anderson is the unscrupulous general manager of a department store, and although his ruthless devotion to profit improves its Depression-plagued sales, it also makes him hated by everyone. Under his reign, he conducts affairs with employees, ruins a marriage between two coworkers, and does whatever he can to keep the department store on top. This shocking, racy film is one of the great surprises from the formerly banned vault of pre-Code films, displaying surprising relevance to the current corporate world, and revisiting the audacity and frankness that flourished during the 1930s. Introduction by film historian and critic Leonard Maltin
Supported by the Library of Congress
UVA : Culbreth Theatre