With her unofficial fiancé Eddie Harris studying in England for a year, Radcliffe educated Caroline Bender decides to get her first ever job as a secretary at Manhattan located Fabian Publishing, which offers its employees the best of everything.
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Abortion, sex before marriage, sex for pleasure, sex at the work's place: is it a Swedish movie or a film of the New Hollywood of the 70's ? No, it's Hollywood going modern at the end of the 50's and it's the occasion to rediscover two of the most beautiful American actresses of that time: Hope Lange and Suzy Parker. I found this description of the world of the secretaries fascinating. Strongly recommended.
Joan Crawford may be past her prime, but she sort of steals the show here. Brian Aherne is hilariously naughty and is a sexual harassment lawsuit waiting to happen. Yes, the film’s a little predictable and may resemble a soap-opera, but for the most part, it was very enjoyable to watch. Kind of a guilty pleasure type film for me.
The first part is enjoyable though there aren't many scenes with Joan Crawford, but she did a great job as always as the bitter Amanda. The second half is too boring... I just wanted more Bender vs.Farrow and not all the romance drama. Well, a boy can hope...