USA Today - 11/03/1995
"...[With] top-billed Hope Lange giving a genuinely appealing performance....This is still a trash bash..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/23/2003
"...Robert Evans gives good sleaze, and Joan Crawford is perfect....Campy as hell..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
A story as smart and polished as the shiny new buildings in Manhattan, this film follows the lives, loves and dreams of three young career women (Hope Lange, Suzy Parker and Diane Baker) who land jobs at a glamorous publishing company. Stephen Boyd, Brian Aherne and Robert Evans play the men in their lives. Joan Crawford plays a bitter senior editor. It's a workplace loaded with dynamite!
The Best Of Everything's CinemaScope and Deluxe color capture the fresh optimistic spirit of the young women in this film, as well as the vibrant city of New York in its most sparkling postwar beauty, where the realization of every dream seems possible.
Set in New York City during the 1950s, this melodrama follows the illicit affairs of several career women in the glamorous world of book-publishing. The women pay a heavy emotional price for their involvement with married men: one ends up pregnant and must make a difficult choice; another has a breakdown when she is jilted. Despite their witty repartee, the editorial staff doesn't always secure the "best of everything" in their own lives. Joan Crawford is tailor-made as the steely boss unnerved by her affair with a married man, and cult fave, former model Suzy Parker adds a glossy sheen. Based on Rona Jaffe's novel.
Big Business |
Shot in DeLuxe color and CinemaScope.
Additional cast: Sue Carson (Mary Agnes); Linda Hutchings (Jane); Lionel Kane (Paul); Ted Otis (Ronnie Wood); and June Blair (Brenda); Myrna Hansen (Judy Mason); Alena Murray (Girl in Typing Pool); Rachel Stephens (Girl in Typing Pool); Julia Payne (Girl in Typing Pool); Nora O'Mahony (Scrubwoman).