A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a traditional steel company. The owner of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured of her, and enjoys the thrust and parry of legal manoeuvring as he tries to win her heart.
With all the supporting characters shoved in to the background where their stories won’t upstage De Vito and a grasp of economics that seems to come from Janet And John At The Stock Exchange this is only intermittently worthwhile for its bitter wisecracks and even then it insists on twinkling its eyes so you know the film doesn’t really intend to be mean about capitalist slime.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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