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Hucksters, The



Vic Norman is an advertising executive, a snappily suited huckster who dreams up ways of singing his clients’ praises and selling their wares. Principles? That’s something the ad biz isn’t selling this year.

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Genre:   Drama
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Director:   Jack Conway
Cast:   Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou, Ava Gardner, Keenan Wynn, Edward Arnold
Theatrical Release Date:   07/17/1947
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Synopsis
Vic Norman is an advertising executive, a snappily suited huckster who dreams up ways of singing his clients’ praises and selling their wares. Principles? That’s something the ad biz isn’t selling this year. Clark Gable portrays Norman, struggling to preserve his integrity while hustling to serve the whims and demands of a deep-pocketed client (Sydney Greenstreet) who, noted the New York Herald Tribune, “thinks of America as a blank space between New York and Hollywood where people buy soap.” Deborah Kerr (“rhymes with star” said the film’s publicity) and Ava Gardner join in an often funny look at Madison Avenue. Gable, Kerr, Gardner, Greenstreet: If they’re selling, we’re buying!

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Hucksters, The
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (6)
  • Engaging (5)
  • Classic style (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyone (5)
    • Entertainment (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie buff (7), Avid reader (3), Collector (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Entertainment at its best

    By Rusty

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Movie Buff

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • High Production Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home
      • Perfect Gift

      Comments about Hucksters, The:

      Ava, Clark and Deborah......who could ask for anything more?

       
      4.0

      Gable Charms Clients As Early Ad Man

      By Take the cannoli

      from Oregon

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • A more likeable Mad Man
      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Startlingly contemporary

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hucksters, The:

          Funny & romantic. Deborah Kerr jumps down from the pedestal.

           
          5.0

          "Mad Men" of the 1940s

          By Bogie Buff

          from Austin, TX

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          Pros

          • Engaging
          • Entertaining
          • Funny

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Everyone

            Comments about Hucksters, The:

            This is one of Gable's better post-war pictures. It's funny, well-written, moves along at a nice pace, and the story, holds up quite well. All of the actors are quite good, particularly Adolph Menjou and Sydney Greenstreet who, in his relatively brief, showy, role, steals the film.

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            5.0

            Great Movie - Great Message

            By PIMike

            from San Luis Obispo, CA

            About Me Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

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            Pros

            • Classic
            • Engaging
            • Entertaining

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Education
              • Entertainment
              • Everyone

              Comments about Hucksters, The:

              Great remastering. A terrific message is delivered by this movie on personal values and integrity. Should be required viewing by the youth of today to see the mind set of the greatest generation and what made America great!

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              5.0

              Gable the King & Kerr Radiance, WoW!

              By licowu Creator

              from St. Louis, MO.

              About Me Audiophile, Avid Reader, Classic artform explorer, Collector, Movie Buff

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              Pros

              • Ava quietly captivates
              • Classic
              • Crisp direction
              • Definitive acting feast
              • Engaging
              • Eyecandy for movie lovers
              • Funny
              • Greenstreet quality shine
              • Menjou is the Man

              Cons

              • Do they last forever

              Best Uses

              • Education
              • Entertainment
              • Everyone
              • Morality discerns
              • Warning corps even Now

              Comments about Hucksters, The:

              Warner Studios is tops as im hoping this title goes blu-ray soon, that would be of wish fulfillment, Kool.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Kerr's memorable US debut !

              By Bernard the Deborah Kerr fan

              from Monterey Park, CA

              About Me Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

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              Pros

              • Classic
              • Engaging
              • Entertaining

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Everyone

                Comments about Hucksters, The:

                Any Deborah Kerr movie made at MGM is worth owning
                on DVD ! When can we have these other missing
                titles : "Edward my Son", "Please Believe Me",
                "Count Your Blessings", "The Journey" "Naked Edge"?
                Kerr did other very good films aside from
                "The King and I " and "Tea & Sympathy".Hello!!!
                Warner Archives: Lets have a box set of her MGM
                films !

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Flic

                By Boards

                from Fleming Island, FL

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                Pros

                • Classic
                • Engaging
                • Entertaining

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyone

                  Comments about Hucksters, The:

                  enjoyable movie - relevant today

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