• Patterns (1956)


Release Date: 1956

DVD Release Date: April 26th, 2005

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

Businessman Fred Staples (Van Heflin) is plunged into the rough-and-tumble of office politics at his new job when he discovers that he is meant to replace the decent but ailing vice president, Bill Briggs (Ed Begley). A battle of wills ensues between Fred and the ruthless company president, Mr. Ramsey (Everett Sloane), who is intent on humiliating Bill into resigning. Despite the urgings of his pragmatic wife, Nancy, Fred resists losing his soul to the cold calculations of naked ambition.

Cast: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight, Elizabeth Wilson, Joanna Roos, Elene Kiamos, Shirley Standlee

Director: Fielder Cook

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Jed Harris

Keywords: Son, 1950s, Wife, Rivalry, Brooding, Office, Intense, Rise, Competition, New York City


Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1957)