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Actors: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight, Elizabeth Wilson
Director: Fielder Cook
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2005     1hr 23min

Fred Staples is a small town plant manager. When a conglomerate swallows up his business, he?s given an executive position in the new company. It turns out his promotion has more to do with leverage against his new boss?s ...  more »


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Actors: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight, Elizabeth Wilson
Director: Fielder Cook
Creators: Boris Kaufman, Dave Kummins, Michael Myerberg, Rod Serling
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: ROAN
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Be careful!
Scott Highhouse | Bowling Green, OH USA | 08/27/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Be very careful. Even though it says Van heflin on some of the ads here, you are likely to get the TV version with Kiley. The TV version is good but , if you want the movie, do some investigation. I recommend doing a google search or checking ebay, and then personally ask the seller what the running time is. If the answer is 59minutes, it's the TV show. If the answer is 83minutes, it's the movie."
Michael C. Glancy | Clinton,OK United States | 06/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was one of the stories that Rod Serling won an Emmy for and I really liked it. The version contained on this dvd is the filmed version and not the live television version. The live TV version may not even exist, who knows? The audio and video on this dvd from Roan Group (RYKO Dist.) is really good. It's the best that I've seen this film look. If you're a fan of Rod Serling or you like stories that are realistic and honest, then you'll like this one. Don't miss it!!"
Amazing Film!!
Michael C. Glancy | 11/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There was originally a mix-up, because customer service confuses the film version with Van Heflin with a Richard Kiley TV version. Although both are great in their own way, the film is far superior. It took me a while to straighten it out, but they finally got the order correct and shipped me the FILM.The dialogue is classic Serling -- sort of a beatnik poetry of the 50s, disguised as corporate-speak. It's one of the most involving films I've ever seen. And it's so well written, it bears repeated watching.It takes shipping 2 or 3 times to get the order right, but when you finally get the FILM version, it's worth the hassle."
John Farr | 08/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A pure, understated masterpiece from the magic pen of Rod Serling. This story of brutal corporate politics feels every bit as relevant today. Though the DVD transfer itself is not of the highest quality, excellence in every aspect of the film more than compensates. A spare, compact, intense drama, with pitch-perfect playing."