August 1, 2006
MGM Home Entertainment
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 125 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
An ambitious young insurance clerk tries to get ahead by lending his apartment key to several of the company's philandering executives for the occasional afternoon rendezvous. But when he falls in love with the building's elevator operator, he soon realizes that she's the woman his married boss has been taking to the apartment for romantic trysts. Spurred on by the exhortations of the philosophizing doctor who lives next door to him, the troubled young man eventually reexamines his priorities and decides to be true to himself and drop out of the rat race. MacMurray in an atypical role as a scoundrel.
The story was later turned into a Broadway musical entitled "Promises, Promises."
Shot in Panavision.
Additional credits: Allen K. Wood (production manager) and Harry Ray (makeup).
Copyright 1959 Mirisch Company Inc.