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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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Marty (as Mel Torme)
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Byngham (as Paul and Grace Hartman)
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Hilda (as Paul and Grace Hartman)
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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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$600,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

RKO purchased the rights to the play for $15,000, specifically to star Frank Sinatra, and the four songs he sings by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson were written to accommodate his singing style. He was billed third because the contracts with Michèle Morgan's and Jack Haley's prevented higher billing. 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

Today I'm a Debutante
(1943) (uncredited)
Written by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics Harold Adamson
Sung by Michèle Morgan, Jack Haley, Mary Wickes, Leon Errol,
and chorus
Michèle Morgan dubbed by Martha Mears
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Sinatra, Torme, and Borge in their youth
28 April 2002 | by 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 - 3 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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