Employees' Entrance (1933)

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Warren William plays a high-powered ambitious executive who unflinchingly steamrolled his way to the top without regard for the havoc he left in his wake. As the manager of a Macy-like department store, he constantly browbeats his flunkies into submission, and ends-up driving at least one to suicide. Loretta Young plays the wife of one of William's minor employees (Wallace Ford), with whom the Big Boss has a brief affair during an office party. Eventually William gets his comeuppance, and Loretta is vindicated in the eyes of her hubby. A terrific example of pre-Motion Picture Production Code raciness, Employees' Entrance still causes audiences to gasp at its audaciousness when seen today--and also invokes loud laughter when William rebukes one of his errant vice presidents, asking him "What am I paying you so much for? Fifteen thousand a year!"

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Critic Reviews for Employees' Entrance

All Critics (3)

You quickly get used to the on-the-nose dialogue... and the story moves quickly while still managing to develop our interest in the main characters.

Nov 10, 2015 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Clever comedy/melodrama about a nasty power-hungry boss who gets his comeuppance.

Oct 6, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Literally has everything that makes [the pre-Code era] so magical.

Jul 4, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Employees' Entrance

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hardcore precode with warren william, terrific as a ruthless executive and womanizer, firing people left and right and even driving one employee to suicide. the film still packs a punch 80 years later

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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This movie is definitely pre-code, it's story is a realistic and truthful account of the troubles of a working girl and her boyfriend. This movie is worth a glance.

Aj V
Aj V

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Pre-code shenanigans, really quite lurid in its way.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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