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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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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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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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Music by 'Louis Levy'
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What the...?
9 October 1999 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

This is a very confusing comedy.

The main plot line revolves around Michael Redgrave, unhappily engaged to a society lady, who falls for a lingerie model played by Jessie Matthews and her overbite. Much to-ing and fro-ing, playing of masquerades lead to the conclusion everyone expects, but the alarms and excursions are strange indeed.

We have Alastair Sim doing a tremendous job as a poverty-stricken, bitter comic communist, but we also have a loony who is obsessed with opera-singing. His second appearance is completely inexplicable.

Enough of the original plot shows through for the storyline to just about hang together - even if only with the assistance of a suspension bridge for the disbelief - but there's an awful lot of "what the...?" likely from an attentive viewer.

Odd entertainment.


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