Tragic? I Think Not
It's funny how writers (from outside the business world) make the business world look like a nightmare. The Begley character is a tragic figure because he's being retired. In reality - he's lived a life of challenges and stress and he was well-compensated. He can now go and golf to his heart's content. Not a bad deal.
The 1950s way of thinking doesn't think twice about the poor guy running the elevators or the "girls" in the secretary pool.
Still a good movie and fun to see the Equitable Building. Rod Serling is alway worth the time.