Betty Preisser, an attractive 24 year old divorcee, works as a secretary in the hard-boiled atmosphere of Manhattan's garment district. Her workaholic boss Jerry (Frederick March) is feeling his own mortality. He's overworked and lonely. He's a 56 year old widower, but still enmeshed in his family obligations. His bossy older sister Evelyn has moved in with him and he has a married daughter Lillian and grandchild who live nearby.

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  1. Delbert Mann


  2. Paddy Chayefsky


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  1. Fredric March

    Fredric March

    Jerry Kingsley

  2. Kim Novak

    Kim Novak

    Betty Preisser

  3. Glenda Farrell

    Glenda Farrell

    Mrs. Mueller

  4. Albert Dekker

    Albert Dekker

    Walter Lockman

  5. Martin Balsam

    Martin Balsam


  6. Lee Grant

    Lee Grant


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

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  • June 17, 1959



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