Working in New York City isn't easy. In fact it can be the stuff of high drama in movies and TV. On this week's Movies on the Radio, host David Garland presents soundtracks from "Mad Men," "The Best of Everything," and other dramas set at least in part in the New York workplace.
From the bizarre comedies "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" and "Putney Swope," to the darker dramas "Sweet Smell of Success" and "The Apartment," the ups and downs of employment are given musical accompaniment by some of Hollywood's finest composers.
Adolphe Deutsch - The Apartment - Office Workers (They Want You Upstairs) - United Artists
Alfred Newman - The Best of Everything - I Won't Be Your Mistress/Death for Gregg, End Title - Film Score Monthly
David Carbonara - Mad Men - The Men of Sterling Cooper, Carousel - Lionsgate Records
Frank Loesser - How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying - Overture, The Company Way - Robert Morse, et al - Ryko
Charley Cuva - Putney Swope - Intro, End Music - Fortune Teller Press
Elmer Bernstein - Sweet Smell of Success - Hunsecker's Price - Tickertape
Thomas Newman - Revolutionary Road - Route 12 - Nonesuch
Bernard Herrmann - The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit - Prelude, The Children's Hour - Varese Sarabande