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Higher and Higher (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | December 1943 (USA)
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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Mickey
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Sandy Brooks
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Mrs. Georgia Keating
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Katherine Keating
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Marty (as Mel Torme)
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Byngham (as Paul and Grace Hartman)
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Hilda (as Paul and Grace Hartman)
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Storyline

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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$600,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

RKO purchased the rights to the play for $15,000, specifically to star Frank Sinatra, and the four songs he sings by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson were written to accommodate his singing style. He was billed third because the contracts with Michèle Morgan's and Jack Haley's prevented higher billing. 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

Mr. Green: Lovely thing you're playing, Victor. What is it?
Sir Victor Fitzroy Victor: It's a piano.
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Connections

Referenced in Night Court: Can't Buy Me Love (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

I Saw You First
(1943) (uncredited)
Written by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics Harold Adamson
Sung by Marcy McGuire and Frank Sinatra
Reprised by McGuire, Sinatra and Barbara Hale
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This may not be the greatest movie ever made but......
4 August 2004 | by (Bournemouth, England) – See all my reviews

This may not be one of the best movies ever made but overall it's a very enjoyable, light-hearted piece of froth in which everyone involved seems to be having a good time. Highly recommended for it's feel-good factor alone. OK, so Frank Sinatra's "acting" leaves a lot to be desired but his singing is a great redeeming feature and the songs fit in perfectly with the romantic atmosphere of the film. Sinatra went on to make many more films where his undoubted acting ability shone through but in this, his first venture into Hollywood, his voice, not his acting, is his main contribution to this movie. I've just watched it again on TV and it still lifts my mood as much as it did the first time I saw it many many years ago.


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