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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (film) Quotes

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (film) is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying stopped airing in 1970.

It features David Swift as producer, Frank Loesser (Songs) in charge of musical score, and Burnett Guffey as head of cinematography.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (film) is 121 minutes long. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (film) is distributed by United Artists.

The cast includes: Anne Seymour as Gertrude Biggley, Rudy Vallee as J. B. Biggley, Ruth Kobart as Miss Jones, Maureen Arthur as Hedy LaRue, Michele Lee as Rosemary, Sammy Smith as Mr. Twimble, Anthony 'Scooter' Teague as Bud Frump, Kay Reynolds as Smitty, and George Fenneman as TV Announcer.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (film) Quotes

Maureen Arthur as Hedy LaRue

  • (Maureen Arthur) "It is a far, far better thing I do than I have ever did before."

Anthony 'Scooter' Teague as Bud Frump

  • (Anthony 'Scooter' Teague) "If you have any ideas about climbing the ladder around here, Finch, the view is going to get awfully monotonous. Every time you look up, you're gonna see the seat of my pants."
  • (Anthony 'Scooter' Teague) "Are you ambitious, Finch?"
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "No, not necessarily."
  • (Anthony 'Scooter' Teague) "Good. You just keep that in mind. If you just remember who I am and who you are, we'll get along fine. If not --"
  • (Michele Lee) "You go crying to your uncle."
  • (Anthony 'Scooter' Teague) "I beg your pardon, I do not go crying to my uncle. It just happens my mother is Mrs. Biggley's sister. If I feel something's wrong, I phone my mother. She phones Mrs. Biggley, and Mrs. Biggley phones Mr. Biggley. That's the DEMOCRATIC way."

Sammy Smith as Mr. Twimble

  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "The company restaurant?"
  • (Sammy Smith) "Every day, same lunch. The haddock sandwich, it's delicious."
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "I must try it."
  • (Sammy Smith) "Early in the week."
  • (Sammy Smith) "You never told me you hired your nephew."
  • (Rudy Vallee) "I never showed him any favoritism; in fact, I hate him."
  • (Sammy Smith) "But you love his ideas."
  • (Rudy Vallee) "No. When he first told me the idea, told him it was a lousy idea. When Finch brought it to me, I still said it was a lousy idea. In fact, I told Finch it was a lousy idea."
  • (Sammy Smith) "Why did you buy it?"
  • (Rudy Vallee) "Seemed like a good idea."

Michele Lee as Rosemary

  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "Can't you hear it? It's all around me, it's like a beautiful pink sky."
  • (Michele Lee) "J. Pierpont Finch, what are you --"
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "Rosemary, darling, will you please marry J. Pierpont Finch?"
  • (Michele Lee) "NOW I hear it."
  • (Michele Lee) "Lunch."
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "Huh?"
  • (Michele Lee) "I said, "Lunch.""
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "What about "lunch"?"
  • (Michele Lee) "I'd love to."
  • (Mr. Gatch) "Rosemary, seeing you always brightens my day. (He tries to kiss her)"
  • (Michele Lee) "Mr. Gatch."
  • (Mr. Gatch) "I'm gonna have to stop reading "Playboy.""

Ruth Kobart as Miss Jones

  • (Ruth Kobart) "Your wife is on line 2, Mr. Biggley."
  • (Rudy Vallee) "Tell her I'm busy, tell her I'm in a meeting, tell her I'm out, damnit, put her on."
  • (Ruth Kobart) "What's your name?"
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "Finch, F-I-N-C-H. J. Pierpont Finch."
  • (Ruth Kobart) "Well, why haven't I seen you before?"
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "Well, ma'am, I'm not supposed to deliver the executive mail. That's his job. Bud Frump, F-R-U-M-P."

Anne Seymour as Gertrude Biggley

  • (Anne Seymour) "What's nepotism?"
  • (Rudy Vallee) "That's when your nephew's a damn poop."

Rudy Vallee as J. B. Biggley

  • (Rudy Vallee) "I realize that I'm the president of this company, the man that's responsible for everything that goes on here. So, I want to state, right now, that anything that happened is not my fault."
  • (Rudy Vallee) "I know blood is thicker than water, but Bud Frump is thicker than anything."
  • (Rudy Vallee) "Do you know who I am?"
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "No, sir."
  • (Rudy Vallee) "I'm J. B. Biggley, the President of this company, that's who I am. In fact, that's who the hell I am."
  • (Rudy Vallee) "Wally, who's going to be the new chairman of the board, as if I didn't know?"
  • (Anthony 'Scooter' Teague) "I'll kill myself."
  • (Sammy Smith) "Ponty, it's your baby now."
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "Just remember, Wally, we're all brothers."
  • (Rudy Vallee) "Some of us are uncles."
  • (Rudy Vallee) "I like the way you thinch, Fink."
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "That's "think, Finch.""

George Fenneman as TV Announcer

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Kay Reynolds as Smitty

  • (Kay Reynolds) "Now she's thinking:"
  • (Michele Lee) "I wish that he were more of a flirt."
  • (Kay Reynolds) "And he's thinking:"
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "I guess a little flirting won't hurt."
  • (Kay Reynolds) "Now she's thinking:"
  • (Michele Lee) "For dinner we could meet."
  • (Kay Reynolds) "And he's thinking:"
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "We both've gotta eat."
  • (Kay Reynolds) "And she says:"
  • (Kay Reynolds) "And he says:"
  • (J. Pierpont Finch) "Gesundheit -- well, it's been a long day."

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