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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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Mrs. Georgia Keating
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Hilda
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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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The musical play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 4 April 1940 and closed on 15 June 1940 after 84 performances. The opening night cast included June Allyson, Lee Dixon (as Mike O'Brien), Vera-Ellen, Leif Erickson, Jack Haley (also in the film) and Shirley Ross. See more »

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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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Featured in Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Part 1 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Minuet in G, Op.14, No.1
(1887)
Written by Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Played on a harpsichord by Mel Tormé, but it morphs into "Minuet in Boogie"
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Interesting, but definitely not sensational
5 August 2006 | by (Tulsa OK) – See all my reviews

Mel Torme and Victor Borge, in their younger years, serve to make this film interesting - and especially viewing a young Sinatra, on the sunny side of 30, and definitely conveying that this was his "yes, I'm a popular singer, but hardly an actor yet" stage. Michele Morgan is an annoying, inane presence, and Jack Haley is an actor whose appeal has always been totally lost on me. Leon Erroll is silly, as always, but overall pretty funny. 7 stars of a potential 10 is about the right "grade," because with the combination of its positive aspects, along with the lack of much of a story, and a silly one at that, and the fore-mentioned annoyances - it is overall average at best. Most of the fascination is from the viewing of the three entertainment icons in their early years.


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