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Swing Your Lady (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 8 January 1938 (USA)
Promoter Ed Hatch comes to the Ozarks with his slow-witted wrestler Joe Skopapoulos whom he pits against a hillbilly Amazon blacksmith, Sadie Horn. Joe falls in love with her and won't ... See full summary »

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Ed
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Popeye
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Sadie
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Joe
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Cookie
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Shiner
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Waldo
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Ollie Davis
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Mrs. Davis (as Elviry)
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Jack Miller
Daniel Boone Savage ...
Noah
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Smith
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Rufe
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Len (as Sunny Bupp)
Joan Howard ...
Mattie
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Promoter Ed Hatch comes to the Ozarks with his slow-witted wrestler Joe Skopapoulos whom he pits against a hillbilly Amazon blacksmith, Sadie Horn. Joe falls in love with her and won't fight. At least not until Sadie's beau Noah shows up. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The opening credits list "The Weaver Brothers and Elviry" as a group cast member, but the end credits lists the individual members of the group. The end credits were used in the IMDb listing. See more »

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Shiner Ward: Listen, if you're so hard up, try talkin' to yourself.
Joe Skopapoulos: I did, but I couldn't get no answers.
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Featured in Breakdowns of 1938 (1938) See more »

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Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played at the square dance
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hillybilly moosic and hoomer
26 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Certainly not a typical WB offering. Jack L must have been vacationing on the moon when this was being filmed. And, I am damn glad it was filmed.

Some of the reviews were, as happens so often, pretentious as all get out, and they should get out.

Bogie wanted out. Doesn't matter. He was the least in "Swing Your Lady." This flick belonged to everyone else appearing, particularly Louise Fazenda and Penny Singleton who, later, was so typecast as Blondie.

She is a brunett-ie here and shows stuff she never had the opportunity to display elsewhere. Her dancing is pure fun, her near-operatic voice blending perfectly with The Weaver Brothers and Elviry - another plus for this crazy, fun piece.

Usually, in films like these, such guests do a number, often short, but this time their wild talents were given free rein.

The Maddox Brothers and Rose had a similar act, and they are, equally, my favorite hillbilly acts.

A fat plus was the character who portrayed the bearded wrestler. He was a straight hoot and, last but far from least, Nat Pendleton as a not too bright wrassler was fabulous. After TCM showed this movie they showed "6,000 Enemies," again featuring Pendleton, this time as we usually see him - as a heavy.

"Swing Your Lady" had some of the best hillybilly music, the cast provided lotsa laughs with a damn clever/funny script.

Gee - we used to get the funny stuff without the liberal use of the 'f' word, and all the accompanying sleaze.

Hey, I'm not against sleaze if it's dun tastefully. EEE-haaa.


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