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Swing High, Swing Low (1937)

Passed  -  Drama | Musical | Romance  -  12 March 1937 (USA)
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In Panama, Maggie King meets soldier Skid Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate. The two become involved in a nightclub brawl which causes Maggie... See full summary »

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Cast

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Maggie King
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Skid Johnson
Charles Butterworth ...
Harry
Jean Dixon ...
Ella
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Anita Alvarez
Harvey Stephens ...
Harvey Howell
Cecil Cunningham ...
Murphy
Charles Arnt ...
Georgie
Franklin Pangborn ...
Henri
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The Don
Charles Judels ...
Tony
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In Panama, Maggie King meets soldier Skid Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate. The two become involved in a nightclub brawl which causes Maggie to miss her ship back to the States. Now stranded, she's forced to move in with Skid and his pal Harry. She soon falls in love with Skid. Skid gets a job playing the trumpet at a local club and becomes a big success. Fame and fortune go to his head which eventually destroys his relationship Maggie and his career. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Release Date:

12 March 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Comédia da Vida  »

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Budget:

$739,621 (estimated)
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| (2005 DVD release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to legend, the trend toward ladies not wearing hats began with this film. Lombard's character enters a restaurant and removes her hat, something previously taboo with women. See more »

Quotes

Marguerite 'Maggie' King: You wouldn't want him running around New York in ice cream pants, would you?
Murphy: I wouldn't want him running around New York at all.
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Connections

Version of The Dance of Life (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Little Señorita
(1937) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Leo Robin and Julian Oliver
Written for the movie but not sung
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Definitely recommend it!
11 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved it! Fred MacMurray is wonderful as Skid Johnson, a somewhat conceited, proud yet at the same time very vulnerable saxophone player who is in love with Maggie (Carole Lombard), who's always there for him. They meet in Panama after Maggie comes off a ship and end up in a bar with Anthony Quinn. Tony gets punched in the nose after her insults Maggie by thinking her a loose woman - all because she took off her hat in public. Big brawl and Maggie ends up stuck in Panama. Romance. Carole and Arthur are great together. Maggie is always there for him whenever he needs her. She urges him to go to NY where (well watch the movie and find out). They have these wonderful scenes together where she sings in his arms while he plays the saxophone. I definitely recommend it.


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