Madison Avenue

Overview

Dana Andrews is ad-man Clint Lorimer in this uneven drama, the last feature film by director Bruce Humberstone, released several years after it was completed. Clint is fired from his job working for a big ad agency, and he is determined to prove himself better than his former bosses. He has two romantic liaisons, one with Peggy Shannon Jeanne Crain and another with Anne Temaine Eleanor Parker. Anne works as the advertising agent for a milk company run by a weirdo exec Eddie Albert who plays with toy airplanes in ...
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Overview

Dana Andrews is ad-man Clint Lorimer in this uneven drama, the last feature film by director Bruce Humberstone, released several years after it was completed. Clint is fired from his job working for a big ad agency, and he is determined to prove himself better than his former bosses. He has two romantic liaisons, one with Peggy Shannon Jeanne Crain and another with Anne Temaine Eleanor Parker. Anne works as the advertising agent for a milk company run by a weirdo exec Eddie Albert who plays with toy airplanes in his office, but as time passes he becomes Machiavellian and ego-maniacal. Anne herself changes from a frump to a tough and glossy businesswoman, perhaps making Clint's choice of a future bride easier.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A distant cousin of such earlier films as Executive Suite, Madison Avenue wants to be a glossy expose of the dog-eat-dog world of the public relations/advertising business. This should make for a crackling good movie; not necessarily great drama, but at least a film with a jazzy, high caffeine energy and vibrant characters that at the very least is fun to watch. But Madison doesn't have any of that. It's a terribly snoozy film, despite the fact that it keeps trying to give the impression that it's up-tempo. The characters are cardboard, and soggy cardboard at that. With a few exceptions, the dialogue, which is all-important in this type of film and absolutely has to snap and pop, is pedestrian and lacks rhythm. H. Bruce Humberstone's direction feels effortful when effortless is essential; one gets the impression he just wants to get through the whole thing. He gets some help from Eleanor Parker, looking fantastic as always, and turning in a performance that is good, if not great; it doesn't go far enough, but it is very much in the right direction. The same cannot be said for Dana Andrews and Jeanne Crain, who simply don't "get" their characters. Eddie Albert does the best he can with a difficult part, but the rest of the supporting cast, including Henry Daniell and Kathleen Freeman, are on target.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/2012
  • UPC: 024543854739
  • Original Release: 1962
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Mod
  • Presentation: B&W / Full Frame
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 63,370

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dana Andrews Clint Lorimer
Howard St. John T.C. Jocelyn
David White Stevenson Brock
Eleanor Parker Anne Tremaine
Jeanne Crain Peggy Shannon
Henry Daniell Stipe
Kathleen Freeman Miss Haley
Betti Andrews Miss Katie Olsen
Eddie Albert Harvey Ames
Leon Alton Maitre 'd
Dons Fesette Blonde
Michael D. Ford
Arlene Hunter Miss Horn
Jack Orrison Mayor of Bellefield
Yvonne Peattie Miss Malloy
Grady Sutton Dilbrook
Technical Credits
H. Bruce Humberstone Director, Producer
Charles G. Clarke Cinematographer
Norman Corwin Screenwriter
Duncan Cramer Art Director
Warren B. Delaplain Sound/Sound Designer
Leland Fuller Art Director
Harry Harris Songwriter
Ben Nye Sr. Makeup
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Betty Steinberg Editor
John Sturtevant Set Decoration/Design
Harry Sukman Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
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