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Going Highbrow (1935)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  23 August 1935 (USA)
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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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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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"Moon Crazy" by Louis Alter and Jack Scholl was written for the movie but not heard on the soundtrack. See more »

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Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung a cappella by Guy Kibbee
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Nutty, flighty comedy, somewhat uneasily cast...
18 March 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

What can you say about a 1930s Cinderella plot done up as a screwy comedy wherein all the men's voices are twice as high as the women's? Theatrical married couple, out of work and on the rocks, are brought together again by fate after the wife, working as a waitress, is asked to impersonate the daughter of a high society twosome, while the husband is asked by the father of a potential new suitor to act as a suave former lover. Edward Everett Horton, playing meddlesome matchmaker Augie Winterspoon (!), dashes about like a mad pixie in spats; he's good for a few big laughs, but nothing Horton does here (or ever) is enough to bolster a wafer-thin plot full of romantic entanglements and complications. The dialogue comes fast and furious, but most of the wisecracks and put-downs are dated now, and embarrassing to witness. *1/2 from ****


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