MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 91,261 this week

Going Highbrow (1935)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  23 August 1935 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 109 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

Cora and Matt have tons of money and have spent a lot just to be accepted into New York society. The problem is that New York society has very little money. Matt prefers lunch counters and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 28 Jan 2011
 
a list of 6 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 9982 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 
list image
a list of 847 titles
created 17 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Going Highbrow" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Going Highbrow (1935)

Going Highbrow (1935) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Going Highbrow.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A meek salesman with an uncanny ability to pick horses is virtually kidnapped by a trio of gamblers.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Frank McHugh, Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee
Blind Date (1934)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best for her.

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Ann Sothern, Neil Hamilton, Paul Kelly
Heat Wave (1954)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An American writer living in England gets entangled in a scheme by a beautiful blonde to murder her rich husband.

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Alex Nicol, Hillary Brooke, Sidney James
The Cat's-Paw (1934)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Naive Ezekial Cobb, brought up by his missionary father in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of ... See full summary »

Directors: Sam Taylor, Harold Lloyd
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Una Merkel, George Barbier
Vagabond Lady (1935)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Josephine Spiggins is thinking of marrying John Spear, the stuffed-shirt son of a department store owner. When John's free-spirit brother Tony returns from touring the South Seas in his ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Taylor
Stars: Robert Young, Evelyn Venable, Reginald Denny
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A mobster breaks out of prison to kill his ex-wife's new husband - who, by accident, is a FBI agent trying to capture him.

Director: Nick Grinde
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Margaret Lindsay, Robert Armstrong
Flying High (1931)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An eccentric inventor and his new flying machine are the focus of this musical comedy.

Director: Charles Reisner
Stars: Bert Lahr, Charlotte Greenwood, Pat O'Brien
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sergeant Benny Walsh, a U.S. Army cavalryman, and his horse, Rodney, share a kindred spirit that is sympathetic to each other's needs. After years of service to his country, Sergeant Walsh,... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: Walter Huston, Frances Dee, Minna Gombell
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Catholic priest by the name of Father Loma must convince a man to step forward to save an innocent man from being sent to the electric chair.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Victor McLaglen, Sally Eilers, Joseph Calleia
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Marcia Prentiss, a New England spinster, is annoyed when reaching her summer home to find that her niece, Betsy Ann, is there after being told to remain in school, but is there because she ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick Grinde, Tom Reed
Stars: May Robson, Sybil Jason, Guy Kibbee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sam Preston is a small-town newspaper publisher who suffers from wanderlust. Leaving his family (wife Ellen, two daughters and a son,) he thinks well-provided for, he packs a suitcase and ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee, Tom Brown
Comedy | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Morning Express ace reporter 'Timmy' Blake uses her wiles and charms to get the scoop on rival papers, and keep her editor happy. When the Express gets a tip that a wealthy old man was ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Joan Blondell, Margaret Lindsay
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Guy Kibbee ...
...
Mrs. Upshaw
...
Augie
...
Harley Marsh
June Martel ...
Sandy
Gordon Westcott ...
Sam Long
Judy Canova ...
Annie
...
Mrs. Forrester Marsh
Jack Norton ...
Sinclair
Arthur Treacher ...
Waiter
Edit

Storyline

Cora and Matt have tons of money and have spent a lot just to be accepted into New York society. The problem is that New York society has very little money. Matt prefers lunch counters and regular clothes to fancy dining rooms and dinner clothes, but Cora wants to be in with the '400'. So they give the cash poor, but socially prominent, Marsh's money to have a little party in their honor, and Matt hires waitress Sandy to pose as their daughter. But Harley has already meet Sandy on the sidewalk, and even though he does not know who she is, he is in love with her. But Sandy does not like him. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

GUY AND ZASU GO RITZY...AND NERTZY! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

23 August 1935 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank Du Frane (Officer) and Walter Clyde (Captain) are in studio records/casting call lists for their roles, but they were not seen in the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

One in a Million
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Louis Alter
Lyrics by Jack Scholl (as John Scholl)
Played during the opening credits
Performed by Ross Alexander and Edward Everett Horton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
delightful characters, so-so film
27 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every once in awhile I discover an actor that is a revelation. I've seen him or her in other roles but wasn't impressed enough to notice. Watching Ross Alexander I saw a likable, energetic, impressive singer. He puts Dick Powell to shame. After reading his bio I see why he never became a star. What a pity. When he and Edward Everett Horton do their patter songs it's impossible not to smile, stop the DVD and replay them. It was also nice to see Sazu Pitts in a glamor role. At 41 she could play frumps and spinsters 'til the cows come home. This one let her look her best. (If you've never seen her in a Von Stroheim film you don't know how good she could look when properly photographed.) The story is nothing. But the interaction of the characters is extremely well done. If you love 1930s character actors as I do, be sure to catch this film the next time it's on TCM.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Edward Everett Horton Tristan_Booth
Discuss Going Highbrow (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?