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Hitting a New High

MOVIE #35

Hitting a New High (1937)

(featuring Lucille Ball in Bit Part)


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In this musical, a nightclub singer secretly aspires to sing at the Met. To help her, her agent decides to dress her up as "Ooga-Hunga, the Bird Girl" and send her off on a merry chase of an influential opera lover who has gone on an African Safari. When the Great White Hunter sees her, he is truly agog and at last she fulfills her lifelong goal.

Special Notes: This film was nominated for an Academy Award in 1938 in the category Best Sound (John Aalberg).

Movie #35
Film Date: 1937

Release Date: December 24, 1936
Film Type: musical
Film Color: black/white
Studio: RKO
Film Length: 80 minutes

Director/Producer:
Raoul Walsh (Director)

Character Role:
Lucille Ball (Bit Part) (uncredited)

Supporting Cast:
Lily Pons (Suzette)
Jack Oakie (Corby)
Eric Blore (Cosmo)
Edward Everett Horton (Blynn)
John Howard (Jimmy)
Eduardo Ciannelli (Mazzini)
Luis Alberni (Marlo)
Leonard Carey (Jevons)
Vinton Haworth (Haig)