|Genre: Drama, Melodrama, Blackmail|
Tagline: Warner Bros. unlocks all the doors of the sensation-filled best-seller!
Plot: In this adaptation of Arthur Hailey's novel, the manager of a New Orleans hotel must deal with his tough boss, business headaches, thieves, and a variety of demanding guests.
Peter McDermott is managing the hotel at a particularly problematic time. For one thing, business has been on the decline and the owner, Trent, needs to raise enough money to save the hotel by modernizing it. Action has to be taken quickly because a ruthless hotel magnate is desperately trying to get his hands on the business. And to make the situation even more hectic, a union chief is at odds with Trent over the owner's unwillingness to unionize his workers. McDermott's work isn't made any easier by his boss's whites-only guest policy.
Meanwhile, the guests have their own troubles -- including the Duke of Lanbourne, who is blackmailed by the hotel's detective after getting involved in a hit-and-run accident.
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