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Going Highbrow (1935)

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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 »

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Cast

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

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

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Comedy | Romance

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23 August 1935 (USA)  »

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(Turner library print)

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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 »

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Sextette
(uncredited)
From "Lucia di Lammermoor"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Performed by Ross Alexander and Edward Everett Horton with revised lyrics
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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.


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