|The Girls in the Office|
|Based on||The Girls in the Office by Jack Olsen|
|Written by||Richard Danus|
|Directed by||Ted Post|
|Starring||Susan Saint James|
|Music by||John Parker|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Production||ABC Circle Films|
|Original release||February 2, 1979|
The Girls in the Office is a 1979 American made-for-television romantic drama film directed by Ted Post and starring Susan Saint James, Barbara Eden, Robyn Douglass and Penny Peyser as four young women working in the office of a new department store in Houston, Texas. The film originally premiered as the ABC Friday Night Movie on February 2, 1979.
"The Girls in the Office" are four young women working in the office of the new Nayfak's department store in Houston where the action centers around the quartet as they search for professional success and future husbands while balancing their jobs with their love lives:
Ben Nayfak is a pioneer who rose from shirt peddler to tycoon and, as his crowning glory, is determined to build the world's grandest department store. In addition, Beau Galloway is head of the construction crew at Nayfak's who falls in love with Lee; Mike Holden and Bill Pearson are the two right-hand men to Mr. Nayfak jockeying for top position.
During early filming, Susan Saint James accidentally injured her knee and when it became swollen, she was unable to walk through the vast Galleria complex unaided. It was suggested that she use a golf cart and the idea worked so well that scenes were rewritten for her to glide past the various departments with ease.
The film's tagline is: "Meet the people behind the world's most glamorous department store... An intimate look at their hidden lives. The passionate games they play for power... and for love. The men at the top... and the GIRLS IN THE OFFICE."
At the time, The Girls in the Office was the highest budgeted made-for-TV movie at a cost of $1.8 million.