History Film / TheHudsuckerProxy

4th May '18 10:29:28 AM appealus
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Norville Barnes (Creator/TimRobbins), a recently graduated business major, makes his way from his hometown of Muncie, Indiana, to New York City to "make it big." He winds up working in the mailroom of the monolithic Hudsucker Industries, whose CEO, Waring Hudsucker (CharlesDurning), has recently committed suicide. On the day he is hired, Norville is given the task of delivering an important letter from Hudsucker to Sidney Mussburger (Creator/PaulNewman), the second-in-command at Hudsucker Industries.

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Norville Barnes (Creator/TimRobbins), a recently graduated business major, makes his way from his hometown of Muncie, Indiana, to New York City to "make it big." He winds up working in the mailroom of the monolithic Hudsucker Industries, whose CEO, Waring Hudsucker (CharlesDurning), (Charles Durning), has recently committed suicide. On the day he is hired, Norville is given the task of delivering an important letter from Hudsucker to Sidney Mussburger (Creator/PaulNewman), the second-in-command at Hudsucker Industries.
2nd Mar '18 7:41:57 PM captainpat
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* HotScoop: [[Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh Amy Archer]]
13th Feb '18 4:48:47 PM GoblinCipher
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: When the film was first released, discovering that the circle referred to a hula hoop was a surprise; the film carefully saves it for the BigReveal. A later poster made it blatantly obvious.
28th Oct '17 12:36:19 PM Dantanic
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: After he finds out that Amy is a New York reporter who lied about her background and credentials to get close to him, Norville is shocked to see that kind of dishonesty coming a Muncie girl.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: After he finds out that Amy is a New York reporter who lied about her background and credentials to get close to him, Norville is shocked to see that kind of dishonesty coming from a Muncie girl.
28th Oct '17 11:59:14 AM Dantanic
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* SassySecretary: Mussburger's two secretaries and what Amy Archer goes undercover as.
28th Oct '17 11:19:57 AM Dantanic
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* ImportantHaircut: When Norville is appointed president he gets his hairstyle changed from a curly mess to a professional crew cut during the laughing sequence.
9th Jul '17 3:17:52 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Vic Tenetta bears a striking resemblance to Creator/DeanMartin.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Vic Tenetta bears a striking resemblance to Creator/DeanMartin.
31st Jan '17 1:43:56 PM BobSaget9
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-->'''Moses:''' (''after stopping the Hudsucker Industries clock, thereby freezing time itself'') Strictly speaking, I'm never supposed to do this. But have you got a better idea?

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-->'''Moses:''' (''after stopping [[spoiler:stopping the Hudsucker Industries clock, thereby freezing time itself'') itself]]'') Strictly speaking, I'm never supposed to do this. But have you got a better idea?
27th Jun '16 1:05:33 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* {{Expy}}: Mussburger is [[Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess J.J. Hunsecker]] as a CorruptCorporateExecutive.

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* {{Expy}}: Mussburger is [[Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess J.J. Hunsecker]] as a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Amy Archer is [[Film/HisGirlFriday Hildy Johnson]].
25th Jun '16 6:17:18 PM ironballs16
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Soon enough, Norville appears at Mussburger's door, with the letter, but Barnes is so eager to mention his ideas for the company that he never does deliver the letter, and ends up nearly killing Mussburger during their first meeting. Mussburger comes away convinced he's an idiot...but just the right kind of idiot for his needs, and so Barnes is quickly made the new CEO of Hudsucker Industries, with Mussburger's secret plan in action, and Barnes has an idea for a new toy - [[CatchPhrase you know, for kids.]]

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Soon enough, [[InadvertentEntranceCue Norville appears at Mussburger's door, door]], with the letter, but Barnes is so eager to mention his ideas for the company that he never does deliver the letter, and ends up nearly killing Mussburger during their first meeting. Mussburger comes away convinced he's an idiot...but just the right kind of idiot for his needs, and so Barnes is quickly made the new CEO of Hudsucker Industries, with Mussburger's secret plan in action, and Barnes has an idea for a new toy - [[CatchPhrase you know, for kids.]]
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