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Higher and Higher (1943)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  December 1943 (USA)
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With their employer bankrupt, servants scheme to marry maid Millie to a rich husband. But Frank Sinatra lives across the street...

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Millie Pico (as Michele Morgan)
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Mike O'Brien
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Frank
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Marcy McGuire ...
Mickey
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Sandy Brooks
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Georgia Keating
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Katherine Keating
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Marty (as Mel Torme)
Paul Hartman ...
Byngham (as Paul)
Grace Hartman ...
Hilda
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Oscar
Ivy Scott ...
Mrs. Whiffin
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Formerly rich Mr. Drake is broke...with his household staff's wages seven months in arrears. Conniving valet Mike O'Brien hatches a scheme to pass off scullery maid Millie as Drake's debutante daughter and net a rich husband for the benefit of all. But all kinds of complications, romantic and otherwise, intervene... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THE SINATRA SHOW


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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

Two cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Harry Holman (Banker) and Warren Jackson (Contractor) See more »

Goofs

During the song "when it comes to love you're on your own" (c.62 minutes) the doorways have no panes of glass in them on the lower rows, as the house staff join in the song. See more »

Quotes

Cyrus Drake: Would you say I was inebriated last night?
Byngham: Oh no, sir. Although you did have Whiffen cook you six pancakes and you spent an hour trying to play them on the Victrola.
Cyrus Drake: Mmm...how'd they sound?
Byngham: Much better after you put the syrup on.
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Referenced in Night Court: Can't Buy Me Love (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Minuet in Boogie
(1943)
Written by Jimmy McHugh
Based on "Minuet in G" by Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Lyrics Harold Adamson
Sung by Marcy McGuire, Mel Tormé, Mary Wickes, Leon Errol, Michèle Morgan,
Ivy Scott, and chorus
Michèle Morgan dubbed by Martha Mears
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up and up indeed.
11 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

As a stage play it must have been a hilarious farce, as a film with a

truly great cast it is very funny indeed. To have all those appealing

character actors like Mary Wickes and Victor Borge along with

headliners like Sinatra and Jack Haley all set in a well furnished

RKO mansion adding crooner Mel Torme and a few excellent

songs: "I saw you first" and "A lovely way to spend an evening" and

a good situation comedy storyline, HIGHER AND HIGHER is great

fun. There is a wide range to the tunes too, with some hep jive

from Marcie and Mel and crooner swooner from Frank.....and on a

bicycle too. Sinatra would have been 28 when he made this and

his visual appeal is also undeniable. Good 40s musical stage to

film adaptation.


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