Saturday, October 1, 2016

Patterns 1946

     Ramsey and Co. is a New York business and Walter Ramsey has just hired Fred Staples.  Fred is very excited to move to the city and have this new experience.  Unfortunately, Fred learns quickly that he’s been brought in to replace Bill Briggs.  Bill has been Vice President for a long time and the President Walter Ramsey would like to force Bill out.  Fred doesn’t know if he wants this job, the atmosphere is tense, he likes Bill and doesn’t want him to be forced to quit.  Fred tries to persuade Bill to resign and stop putting up with daily tirades from Walter.
     This film is based on an Emmy winning original story and screenplay by Rod Serling of The Twilight Zone.  Fred didn’t know what he was getting into when he took this job.  He learns quickly what is going on, he likes Bill and tries to profile the work Bill is contributing.  Fred detests the disregard for humanity that Walter exhibits.  I liked the clothing, hairstyles, cars and social requirements in New York of this time period.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

83 min, Drama directed by Fielder Cook with Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight, Elizabeth Wilson, Joanna Roos, Valerie Cossart.

Note: Imdb 7.9 out of 10, 80% critic 79% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.1* out of 5 with 56 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in New York and Manhattan, New York.

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