Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 19, 1959

Career (Hal Wallis; Paramount), the film version of James Lee's off-Broadway hit of 1957, tells the story of a stage-struck ex-soldier (Anthony Franciosa) from Lansing, Mich, who heads for Manhattan after World War II to become an actor. He imagines himself going from hit to hit, but unfortunately he staggers from cliche to cliche. For six months he lives in the inevitable cold-water flat with an orange crate for an icebox, and walks the streets from one tryout to another. Nothing doing. Then a talk-big, pay-small type Dean Martin) gives him a good...

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