This is a "big business" indictment and covers much of the same ground as PATTERNS and EXECUTIVE SUITE, which are both superior to it. Taylor may have been just a bit old to play this part (he was 44), although he always managed to convince audiences that he was the age he acted. Ives is
the head of a huge conglomerate who realizes that he's getting close to retirement and plans to have Taylor take over the reins. Ives wants to see if Taylor is sufficiently without ethics to handle the big job, so he sends him to England to negotiate an immoral deal that will bring Ives the
control over a large British mining company. Taylor bids farewell to his girl friend, Michae...