Skyscraper Souls (1932)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Workplace Comedy  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Produced by William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Production for MGM, this well made Grand Hotel clone was based on a 1931 novel by Faith Baldwin. Warren William stars as David Dwight, a building and bank magnate who not only attempts to double-cross his backers but is two-timing both his wife (Hedda Hopper) and devoted secretary/mistress (Verree Teasdale). Threatened with losing his conglomeration in general and the 100 stories Dwight Building in particular to Hamilton (Arnold Lucy), David's cynical manipulations end up backfiring with unforeseen tragedy.



control, industrialist, skyscraper, business, deception, meddling, owner, self-discovery, ruthlessness, stock-market, tycoon, double-cross, love-triangle, manipulation, suicide