Ostensibly a love story between Garner and Wood (with Foch the third side of a love triangle), this movie vacillates between romance and wheeling and dealing in the world of high finance. Garner is a corporate raider who finds sick companies, merges them with well ones, and applies the
ailing firms' losses as tax relief to the thriving firms' profits. The financial story line has a certain air of authority. Writer Hawley (on whose book the film was based) knows his subject, after all-- he was at one time advertising boss at Armstrong Cork. Besides, the newspaper's business
section reports almost daily how this tactic is used in business. Some interesting monetary s...