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The Best of Everything

Caroline Bender (Hope Lange) is thrilled when she lands the job at the prestigious publishing company and joins their large force of female office workers. But despite appearances, the career opportunity does not prove to be The Best of Everything. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 09 Oct 1959
Video Release: 02 May 2005
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Do you feel the workplace environment has improved since this film was made? What would happen today to someone who behaved like Mr. Shalimar? Do you feel there are other changes that should be made in inter-office relations?

In the story the three women are asked to give up their virtue in order to get their heart’s desire. Does their sacrifice really guarantee they will get what they want? How does this compromise affect the promised reward? In what way is the relationship April has with Ronnie (who knows all about her, yet loves her anyway) a direct contrast to the other relationships offered in the story?

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