Career (1959)

Playwright James Lee adapted his off-Broadway play for the screen in this high-strung adaptation, directed by Joseph Anthony. In this simplistic, backroom show-business-success saga, Anthony Franciosa plays Sam, a struggling young actor who will forsake his family and take any type of menial job in order to become a Broadway star. Dean Martin is on hand as Maury, an aspiring director also trying to claw his way up the ladder of success. When Maury gets his big break, Sam wants a part in his show, but when Maury, who is unwilling to cast Sam in the production, turns down Sam's request, Sam seduces and marries Maury's girlfriend (Shirley MacLaine). In spite of everything, Maury wants his girl back, and Sam agrees to a divorce on the stipulation that Maury cast him as the star in his next show. Once again, Maury reneges and, before Sam can exact his revenge, Uncle Sam comes to the rescue and he is drafted into the army.

Directing:
  • Joseph Anthony

Writing:
  • James Lee
  • Dalton Trumbo
  • Bert Granet

Stars:
Release Date: 1959-10-08
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 105
Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLa...
Sharon Kensington
Robert Middleton
Robert Middle...
Robert Kensington
Jerry Paris
Jerry Paris
Allan Burke
Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franc...
Sam Lawson
Mary Treen
Mary Treen
Marie, Secretary to Shirley Drake
Frank McHugh
Frank McHugh
Charlie Gallagher
Carolyn Jones
Carolyn Jones
Shirley Drake
Marjorie Bennett
Marjorie Benn...
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Dean Martin
Dean Martin
Maurice 'Maury' Novak
Joan Blackman
Joan Blackman
Barbara Lawson Helmsley
Donna Douglas
Donna Douglas
Marjorie Burke
Alan Hewitt
Alan Hewitt
Matt Helmsley
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