The Hudsucker Proxy. 1994. USA. Directed by Joel Coen. Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Sam Raimi. With Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman. 35mm. 111 min.
After Waring Hudsucker of Hudsucker Industries commits suicide, the head of the board of directors, Sidney Mussberger, schemes to install a stooge as CEO, figuring the stock price will fall and he can scoop up shares for pennies on the dollar. When the idealistic Norville Barnes is plucked from the mailroom and sent right to the boardroom, investigative reporter Amy Archer senses a rat and starts snooping around. Echoes of the great 1956 comedy The Solid Gold Cadillac resound throughout.