Higher and Higher (1943)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Millie Pico (as Michele Morgan)
Mike O'Brien
Leon Errol ...
Marcy McGuire ...
Sandy Brooks
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Georgia Keating
Katherine Keating
Marty (as Mel Torme)
Paul Hartman ...
Byngham (as Paul)
Grace Hartman ...
Ivy Scott ...
Mrs. Whiffin


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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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Mel Tormé's film debut. See more »


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 »


Mr. Green: Lovely thing you're playing, Victor. What is it?
Sir Victor Fitzroy Victor: It's a piano.
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Referenced in Night Court: Can't Buy Me Love (1990) See more »


The Music Stopped
Written by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics Harold Adamson
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Sung by Frank Sinatra
Danced by Frank Sinatra with Michèle Morgan and Barbara Hale
Danced later by Jack Haley with Michèle Morgan, Victor Borge with Barbara Hale and other couples
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17 February 2000 | by (Cleveland) – See all my reviews

After watching this movie for no other reason than I was sick from school and it was on television, I recommend it if only for the chance to see such a young Frank Sinatra in action. (Especially the great scene at the "Butler's Ball.") I thought the actress who played Millie, the main character, was rather annoying, but the rest of the cast is great, especially the different servants.

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