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Upperworld (1934)

 -  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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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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Upper World  »

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Originally set to be produced by RKO in 1930. See more »

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References Voltaire (1933) See more »

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Fascination
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by F.D. Marchetti
Played by a quintet at the dinner party
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Great Period Piece
2 December 2005 | by (huntington beach, ca) – See all my reviews

I read another review and thought I would offer what I thought were the good points of this film. The film was a typical period B film of man finds girl when wife doesn't pay attention to him. The music is great and was later used as backdrop for short films. Also, we get to see Sidney Toler(who later became Charlie Chan) playing a Chan-like policeman; J. Carrol Naish, who starred as a gangster in many later films; Mary Astor, a star of "The Maltese Falcon", who showed some of the great facials she did in that film; and of course, and early Ginger Rogers. The dialogue is snappy and the direction more than adequate. Enjoy this one, it certainly isn't the greatest ever made, but it never claimed to be - just a film of the times. I gave it a 7 out of 10 for its overall against similar films.


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