Another script from that special metropolis on Madison Avenue follows Ben Marsh from the time when he shapes up his first...

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PITCHMAN

Another script from that special metropolis on Madison Avenue follows Ben Marsh from the time when he shapes up his first show, to his success, on his own, but he has sacrificed ethics and any emotions over and above sex along the way. A pitchman- with a packaged product to sell, Ben gets his start with an idea (not his) for an educational, institutional show which he perverts into a crime plus medic documentary. Along with the canned films, there are other live products; Sylvia who is hard to shake; Nancy who is hard to make; Cathy- a girl to love- but leave; and Elyse, his secretary, when he is too drunk to think more clearly. His partner becomes expendable- and by the end Ben is ready for a new girl- a new film script- and the money he as never made until now.... Peddling flesh along with the flash of this trade, this is by no means as tight, brutal, or recognizable a job as Al Morgan's The Great Man, But you can tune it in on the same channel.

Pub Date: Oct. 4, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Coward-McCann

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956