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Climbing High (1938)

 -  Comedy  -  1 December 1938 (USA)
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Wealthy young man (Redgrave) pretends to be poor to be close to a model (Matthews) though he nearly engaged to an aristocrat (Vyner).

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Diana Castle
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Nicky Brooke
Noel Madison ...
Gibson
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Max
Margaret Vyner ...
Lady Constance Westaker
Mary Clare ...
Lady Emily Westaker
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Madman
Enid Stamp-Taylor ...
Winnie
Torin Thatcher ...
Jim Castle
Tucker McGuire ...
Patsey
Basil Radford ...
Reggie Baird
Athole Stewart ...
Uncle
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Wealthy Nicky finds himself engaged to gold-digger Lady Constance, but he really loves scatty model Diana. Complications, slapstick and mountaineering are the result. Written by Allen Dace

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switzerland | modeling

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1 December 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alldeles på tok  »

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Terry-Thomas can be heard in this film. Made during his days as a film extra, he imitated the voice of a cow. See more »

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Maritana
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Music by William Vincent Wallace
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All enjoyable fluff
6 March 2013 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Reviwers have been sniffy about this light madcap comedy, starring Jessie Matthews as a penniless lingerie model in a West End advertising agency and Michael Redgrave as an amiable young man about town with a huge Mercedes convertible. He is meant to be marrying a manipulative penniless aristocrat, after him only for status and money, but after knocking our Jessie down twice falls for her instead. The climax unites key characters in the Swiss Alps for final tomfoolery and pairing off.

Nice cameos for Basil Radford as Redgrave's pal, Torin Thatcher as Jessie's Canadian brother, Noel Madison as an American ad man. Alastair Sim as a Communist model who doesn't believe in working under capitalism and Francis L Sullivan as an escaped madman who thinks he is an opera singer. He and Jessie duet hilariously in old standards like "Maritana" and "Il bacio", so we hear her delightful singing even if we don't get any dancing.

It is all enjoyable fluff, free of any social or political content, meant only to amuse. Not Jessie's greatest picture, but she is still entrancing as ever.


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