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Upper World (1934)

Approved | | Drama | 28 April 1934 (USA)
A rich railroad tycoon, bored with his marriage (his wife has no time for him -- she's too busy giving parties and sailing on yachts) starts seeing a showgirl. This are going OK until the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alexander Stream
... Hettie Stream
... Lilly Linda
... Oscar
... Tommy Stream
... Marcus
... Lou Colima (as J. Carroll Naish)
... Officer Moran
... Banker Making Toast at Banquet
... Reporter Rocklen
... Police Commissioner Clark
... Marc Caldwell--Butler
... Police Inspector Kellogg
... Chris--Janitor
... Police Capt. Reynolds
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A rich railroad tycoon, bored with his marriage (his wife has no time for him -- she's too busy giving parties and sailing on yachts) starts seeing a showgirl. This are going OK until the girl's manager/boyfriend, seeing his chance to make some big money, decides to blackmail him. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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The $12,500 Alexander spends on a diamond bracelet would equate to $234,000 in 2017. See more »

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References Three Little Pigs (1933) See more »

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Two Little Flies on a Lump of Sugar
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Music by Sammy Fain
Played when Lou demands the letters from Lilly
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okay film with Warren William
4 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Warren William, Mary Astor, Ginger Rogers, and Sidney Toler star in "Upperworld," a 1934 film. William plays a railroad tycoon, Alexander Stream, whose beautiful wife (Astor) is too busy being a social butterfly to spend time with him. He drifts into a relationship with a chorus girl (Ginger Rogers) whose producer wants her to milk Stream for all she can get. She's actually a good kid and doesn't want to do that. Sidney Toler plays a policeman who's demoted after being rude to Stream, and he attempts to blackmail him when tragedy strikes.

I'm a big fan of Warren William, and he's marvelous. He's not the fun-loving, relaxed detective of later films, nor the scoundrel of earlier ones. He plays basically a good man who's lonely. Also, he has a son (Dickie Moore) who, though no one calls him a brat, is a horror show.

Nice ending. Nothing original about the story, but the acting is good.


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