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Swing Your Lady (1938)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ed
Frank McHugh ...
Popeye
Louise Fazenda ...
Sadie
Nat Pendleton ...
Joe
Penny Singleton ...
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 Weaver)
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Jack Miller
Daniel Boone Savage ...
Noah
Hugh O'Connell ...
Smith
Tommy Bupp ...
Rufe
Sonny Bupp ...
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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Comedy | Music | Romance | Sport

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8 January 1938 (USA)  »

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One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Quotes

Sadie Horn: Say, mister! Who in the name o' Jerusalem air ye, anyway?
Joe Skopapoulos: Joe Skopapoulos.
Sadie Horn: Huh?
Joe Skopapoulos: Skopapoulos! Skopapoulos!
Sadie Horn: Wut air ye? Eyetalian?
Joe Skopapoulos: Naw, I'm of Greek accent.
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Featured in Breakdowns of 1938 (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Hillbilly from Tenth Avenue
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Sung by Penny Singleton with a chorus of hillbillies
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Howdy Bogart
4 May 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

New York fight manager Humphrey Bogart (as Ed Hatch) goes to the Ozarks with his dim-witted wrestler Nat Pendleton (as Joe "Hercules" Skopapolous). Joining Mr. Bogart down South are his squeaky-voiced girlfriend Penny Singleton (as Cookie Shannon) plus wrestling trainers Frank McHugh (as Popeye) and Allen Jenkins (as Shiner). Bogart meets tough lady blacksmith Louise Fazenda (as Sadie Horn) and decides to promote a battle of the sexes for the local hillbillies, pitting Ms. Fazenda against Mr. Pendleton.

When the proposed opponents fall in love, Bogart has trouble starting a fight...

Fazenda and Pendleton grow on you, while top-billed Bogart oddly becomes an unwelcome presence in his own film; this doesn't happen very often. A few of the hillbilly-flavored soundtrack singers are downright annoying. Looking happy to be acting with the cast, young Ronald Reagan (as Jack Miller) plays a small role. The wrestling match closing puts it over the top as an all-time worst.

** Swing Your Lady (1/8/38) Ray Enright ~ Humphrey Bogart, Louise Fazenda, Nat Pendleton, Penny Singleton


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