Kurt Anderson is the tyrannical manager of a New York department store in financial straits. He thinks nothing of firing an employee of more than 20 years or of toying with the affections of every woman he meets. One such victim is Madeline, a beautiful young woman in need of a job. Anderson hires her as a salesgirl, but not before the two spend the night together. Madeline is ashamed, especially after she falls for Martin West, a rising young star at the store. Her biggest fear is that Martin finds out the truth about her "career move."
William Warren is straight up EVIL in this. And it is beautiful.
A fantastic movie about cutthroat department store employees.
Doesn't sound exciting? Well...
Warren William should be better known. There are few actors I can think of who can play the role of a heartless asshole so wonderfully. No scenery chewing or fist pounding nonsense, but rather an economy of language and a believeable gruffness which makes you kind of admire the character while you're saying to yourself, gee, what a dick. I like Loretta Young a lot too.
Warren William is dynamite in this. Loretta Young is gorgeous.