Higher and Higher (1943) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Tim Whelan and produced by Tim Whelan.
Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Scoring||C. Bakaleinikoff||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Jimmy McHugh; Lyrics by Harold Adamson||Nominated|
Musical Monday: Higher and Higher (1943)on Mar 13, 2017 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Higher and Higher (1943) ? M... Read full article
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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.
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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.
Only one of the songs from the original Broadway stage version was used in the film.
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