Plot & Details
In this drama, an egomaniacal producer freely treads upon those around him without regard to the harm he does. The devoted wife of a novelist sees this after the producer foists himself on her during a party; she tries to warn her novelist husband who wants the man to produce his play, but he does not listen. Later the producer tries to destroy his own girl friend's career by spreading vicious rumors; he succeeds and she loses her contract. Meanwhile the writer and his wife, thanks to the producer's manipulation, have separated. The writer is then forced to revise the play. The result is so bad that he cannot attract the actor he wanted to play his leading man. The novelist's wife gets her revenge on the producer by showing an original draft of the play to the actor her husband wanted. He is impressed and helps her find another producer. When the husband hears about his wife's actions he immediately returns, but not before punching the egotistical producer in the eye.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 88min.
- Distributor(s): Universal
- Director(s): Claude Binyon
- Starring: Robert Montgomery , Susan Hayward , John Payne , Audrey Totter , Harry Morgan
- Keywords: contract, husband, party, play [drama], play [recreation], playwright, ruin, ruthlessness, separation, show, stage, actor, advice, behind-the-scenes, book, career, ego, filmmaker, financier, producer [showbiz], ruination