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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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Ed
Frank McHugh ...
Popeye
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Sadie
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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)
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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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Trivia

In Feb. 1938, Warner Brothers distributed this film on a double bill with The Invisible Menace (1938) with Boris Karloff. See more »

Quotes

[seeing Sadie all dressed up]
Ollie Davis: Wal I'll be a plumb catawumpus!
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Referenced in The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Apple Tree
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by hillbillies, including Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver and June Weaver
Also sung and danced by Penny Singleton
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Goofy, yes. Lowbrow, yes. Funny, absolutely!
2 January 2006 | by (www.Korova.com) – See all my reviews

Sometimes actors are displeased with films for purely personal reasons. Harrison Ford positively hates Blade Runner (1982). Bogart disliked this one for his own reasons. But consider how few comedy films Bogart was cast in. His talent there was ignored in favor of the money-reaping tough guy roles, but his performance here is just cracking. Nat Pendleton (usually cast as the lunkhead tough guy cop) gets a deserved near-star turn as the lovesick wrestler with a childlike innocence. Penny Singleton (sometimes billed as Dorothy McNulty) gets to show a variety of talents that she only got to hint at in After The Thin Man (1936). With comedy, musical numbers, and character roles galore, this film is a great treat.


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