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Going Highbrow (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 23 August 1935 (USA)
Cora and Matt have tons of money and have spent a lot just to be accepted into New York society. The problem is that New York society has very little money. Matt prefers lunch counters and ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Florey

Writers:

Edward Kaufman (screen play), Sy Bartlett (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Guy Kibbee ... Matt Upshaw
Zasu Pitts ... Mrs. Upshaw
Edward Everett Horton ... Augie
Ross Alexander ... Harley Marsh
June Martel ... Sandy
Gordon Westcott ... Sam Long
Judy Canova ... Annie
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Forrester Marsh
Jack Norton ... Sinclair
Arthur Treacher ... Waiter
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Cora and Matt have tons of money and have spent a lot just to be accepted into New York society. The problem is that New York society has very little money. Matt prefers lunch counters and regular clothes to fancy dining rooms and dinner clothes, but Cora wants to be in with the '400'. So they give the cash poor, but socially prominent, Marsh's money to have a little party in their honor, and Matt hires waitress Sandy to pose as their daughter. But Harley has already meet Sandy on the sidewalk, and even though he does not know who she is, he is in love with her. But Sandy does not like him. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Taglines:

GUY AND ZASU GO RITZY...AND NERTZY! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cashing Society See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first of two times that Edward Everett Horton played a character named Mr Witherspoon. The second time was in Arsenic and Old Lace. See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung a cappella by Guy Kibbee
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Disappointing farce
1 March 2005 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I was really full of anticipation before i viewed this film.What a great cast,full of great comedy actors from the 30s.I was about to uncover a forgotten masterpiece.How wrong i was.This was an extremely lame comedy,of the sort spawned by production requirements that one film a week be shipped out to the theatres.It just goes to show that you can have great talents but if you do not have a good script there is no likelihood that you will have a good film.Guy Kibee as usual plays a business man flirting with a younger woman,Zasu Pitts as so often plays the fretful wife and Edward Everett Horton plays Edward Everett Horton.Ross Alexander sings,if that is his own voice,a rather pleasant song.So the best that you can say about this film is that at 66 minutes it doesn't linger around too long.


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