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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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Gordon Westcott ...
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Judy Canova ...
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Mrs. Forrester Marsh
Jack Norton ...
Sinclair
Arthur Treacher ...
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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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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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From "Lucia di Lammermoor"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Performed by Ross Alexander and Edward Everett Horton with revised lyrics
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Foolish comedy is strictly for B-film addicts...
16 November 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Even the presence of EDWARD EVERETT HORTON who is at his flustered best, can't save this innocuous little comedy from being a total bore.

ROSS Alexander's career never did materialize as Warner Bros. hoped, and this film must be one of the reasons why. He's the spoiled rich boy in a girl meets boy story striving for a Cinderella touch, since the girl is a poor waitress posing as the daughter of a rich couple so that they can mingle with high society.

Nothing works, not even the idea of a waitress disguised as a rich girl. ZaSu PITTS and GUY KIBBEE are the wealthy couple and JUNE MARTEL plays the hapless girl, making no impression at all.

Even for a programmer, it's a total waste of time.


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