Monday, May 9, 2016


A parking attendant, secretary, fireman, telephone operator, millworker, housewife, truck driver truck driver, and more lend insights to the intricacies and monotonies of their individual occupations. From a flopped Stephen Schwartz Broadway musical and adapted from the Studs Terkel book, Working is a studio made for television adaptation which looses something in that approach. Some of the vignettes are brilliant, others are blah, and most of the songs are disposable, with the exception of the poignant "Millworker". Worth watching for a great sequence with Charles Durning and memorable spots by Scatman Crothers, Eileen Brennan, and James Taylor, who contributed a few songs to the production.
** 1/2 out of ****