Executive Suite

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  • 1954
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 7.4  (4,547)

In the 1954 movie, Executive Suite, William Holden stars as McDonald Walling, the second-in-command of a furniture manufacturing company. The company's president unexpectedly dies, leaving the leadership position vacant and sparking a power struggle among the company's top executives. Barbara Stanwyck plays Julia Tredway, the president's widow who owns a majority share in the company. She favors Don Walling, the son of the late president, for the leadership position, while the other executives each have their own candidates in mind.

June Allyson plays Mary Walling, Don's supportive and loving wife, who urges him to take charge of the family business, even though he lacks the experience and shrewdness of the other executives. Meanwhile, William Holden's character faces conflicts with his own ambitions and loyalties as he navigates the corporate politics surrounding the leadership vacancy.

As the board members jockey for power and influence, Executive Suite explores themes of corporate culture, ambition, and power, as well as the human emotions and motivations that can drive individuals in high-stress environments.

Throughout the film, tensions rise as the various executives manipulate and strategize to gain control of the company. From backroom deals to subtle sabotage, the characters engage in a dizzyingly complex game of chess that climaxes in a final, dramatic showdown.

Executive Suite is a classic portrayal of the cutthroat world of corporate America, with powerful performances by its all-star cast. The film's themes of loyalty, ambition, and greed remain relevant to this day, making it a timeless entry in the pantheon of great classic films.

Executive Suite is a 1954 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4.

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    7.4  (4,547)