J. Pierpont Finch, a young but bright window-cleaner buys the book “How To Succeed In Business” and following its advice joins the multi-national but poorly-connected “World-Wide Wicket Company”. Starting from the mail-room he rises to Vice-President in Charge Of Advertising using sneaky and dubious ways so that the person above him gets either fired or moved to another section of the company. He also starts slowly falling in love with secretary Rosemary Pilkington. Meanwhile, the president of the WWWC, J.B. Biggley, tries to have an affair with drop-dead gorgeous bubble-head Hedy LaRue, but she becomes a weapon used both by Finch and Bud Frump, Biggley’s brattish and annoying nephew who believe that he should get all the breaks and not Finch. Can Finch rise to the top or will it all go down in flames? —IMDb
David Eugene “Dave” Swift (July 27, 1919 – December 31, 2001) was an American screenwriter, animator, director, and producer. He is best known for his 1967 film, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and the Parent Trap franchise.
Born in Minneapolis, Swift’s father owned a factory that made sausage skins. As a child, Swift loved to draw. After his family went broke during the depression, he dropped out of school and boarded a freight train to California to pursue his goal of working for Walt Disney. He worked as an usher at a Hollywood theatre to pay for night classes where he studied art at Hollywood High School. Swift started work with Disney as an assistant animator under Ward Kimball in 1938.
After World War II service with the 8th Air Force, Swift became a radio and television writer. He attracted acclaim as the creator of Mr. Peepers. Swift rejoined Disney as the writer, director and producer of Polyanna, followed by The Parent Trap. After… read more