Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 23, 1956

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

(20th Century-Fox). The hero of Sloan Wilson's bestselling novel was a young businessman in the classic Marquandary: Should he go in and win or get out and live? The book never really gave an answer. It was as slick as a gold-plated Dunhill lighter, and guaranteed not to burn anybody's fingers. The movie that has been made from the book relentlessly envelops every idea, obscures every issue in a smug smog of suburbinanity. The picture's hero (Gregory Peck) is a harried young commuter who decides that he...

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