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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
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

Only one of the songs from the original Broadway stage version was used in the film. 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

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

Soundtracks

Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
(1943)
Written by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics Harold Adamson
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Played on piano and sung by Frank Sinatra
Reprised by Sinatra while "Symphony No. 6" written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is played in the score
Also reprised by Sinatra at the tavern
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Sinatra, Torme, and Borge in their youth
28 April 2002 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

This is not the best of films, but a cute, fluffy romantic musical comedy. The real treat is seeing Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, and Victor Borge as young men

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true legends.

This was the first RKO picture for Sinatra of a 3 film RKO deal. However, Louis B. Mayer was a fan of Sinatra's - his rendition of Ol' Man River moved him to tears. Mayer contacted RKO & bought out Sinatra's RKO contract in order to bring him to MGM.


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