Up to the Neck (1933)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this comedy, a quiet bank clerk inherits a fortune, quits his job, and tries to become a major theatrical producer. He then falls in love with a chorine and spends most of his money on a lavish production designed to make her a star. Unfortunately, the show is a bomb. To save the performance of the overly dramatic drama, the would-be producer hops up onstage and begins earnestly trying to play the lead. The audience goes into paroxysms of laughter for he is too awful to be taken seriously and soon he is heralded as a comic genius. The next time the show is listed as a comedy and becomes a hit.

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bank, chorus-girl, clerk, expensive, fortune [wealth], genius, inheritance, love, play [recreation], production [showbiz], show, stage, stars [celebrities]