Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance
With their employer bankrupt, servants scheme to marry maid Millie to a rich husband. But Frank Sinatra lives across the street...
Only one Rodgers and Hart song, "Disgustingly Rich," was incorporated from the stage version. While it was standard practice in the 1940s to jettison stage scores for a handful of new songs, often contributed by various songwriters, in the case of Higher and Higher (1943), RKO actually commissioned an entirely new, full-length score from Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson that proved to be a distinct improvement on the Rodgers and Hart original, one of their lesser stage efforts.
Would you say I was inebriated last night?
Byngham: Oh no, sir. Although you did have Whiffen cook you six pancakes and you spent an hour trying to play them on the Victrola.
Cyrus Drake: Mmm...how'd they sound?
Byngham: Much better after you put the syrup on.
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.
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