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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
Hugh O'Connell ...
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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Adapted from a Broadway play by Kenyon Nicholson and Charles Robinson. The original stage production opened at the Booth Theatre in New York on October 18, 1936 and ran for 105 performances. The opening night cast included John Alexander, Walter Baldwin, Hope Emerson, Matt McHugh and Dennie Moore. See more »

Quotes

Joe Skopapoulos: [after finding a horseshoe in a pillowcase]
Joe Skopapoulos: I got it.
Cookie: What's the idea?
Ed Hatch: Search me. Maybe he's saving up for a horse.
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Referenced in The Maltese Falcon (1941) 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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Bogie really did this?
16 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The main reason for my enjoying this flick is the ending. I was feeling a bit emotional today and was happy with the outcome of the film. I actually sat through all those songs that were performed throughout the film (and I detest most musical stuff). I think the best facet of this film was Louise Fazenda. She just tickled me with the way she presented herself and she was big in Mack Sennet films of yore. She just did everything asked of her without any problems. Bogie seemed totally our of school here, being pushed around physically and really over acting some of his situations. One the whole, for 1938, it could see why some people would see this to escape their every day drudge. I just finished reading a bio of Bogart and felt that he was just thrown in because Warner Bros. could do so. He showed up, did his shtick and went home.


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