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Upperworld (1934)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  28 April 1934 (USA)
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A rich railroad tycoon, bored with his marriage (his wife has no time for him -- she's too busy giving parties and sailing on yachts) starts seeing a showgirl. This are going OK until the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren William ...
Alexander Stream
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Lilly Linda
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Oscar
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Tommy Stream
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
Marcus
J. Carrol Naish ...
Lou Colima (as J. Carroll Naish)
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Officer Moran
Henry O'Neill ...
Banker Making Toast at Banquet
Theodore Newton ...
Reporter Rocklen
Robert Barrat ...
Police Commissioner Clark
Robert Greig ...
Marc Caldwell--Butler
Frank Sheridan ...
Police Inspector Kellogg
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Chris--Janitor
Willard Robertson ...
Police Capt. Reynolds
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A rich railroad tycoon, bored with his marriage (his wife has no time for him -- she's too busy giving parties and sailing on yachts) starts seeing a showgirl. This are going OK until the girl's manager/boyfriend, seeing his chance to make some big money, decides to blackmail him. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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In John Divola's book 'Continuity' (Smart Art Press & Ram Publications, 1997), he lists photograph #1 in the 'Evidence of Aggression' section as 'Unidentified.' It is a still from this film; it depicts the table in Lilly's room that Lou falls onto and breaks when Alex Stream pushes him. See more »

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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
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Written by Ann Ronell and Frank Churchill
Sung by Ginger Rogers and Warren William
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okay film with Warren William
4 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Warren William, Mary Astor, Ginger Rogers, and Sidney Toler star in "Upperworld," a 1934 film. William plays a railroad tycoon, Alexander Stream, whose beautiful wife (Astor) is too busy being a social butterfly to spend time with him. He drifts into a relationship with a chorus girl (Ginger Rogers) whose producer wants her to milk Stream for all she can get. She's actually a good kid and doesn't want to do that. Sidney Toler plays a policeman who's demoted after being rude to Stream, and he attempts to blackmail him when tragedy strikes.

I'm a big fan of Warren William, and he's marvelous. He's not the fun-loving, relaxed detective of later films, nor the scoundrel of earlier ones. He plays basically a good man who's lonely. Also, he has a son (Dickie Moore) who, though no one calls him a brat, is a horror show.

Nice ending. Nothing original about the story, but the acting is good.


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