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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

Ed Hatch: Hey, anyone in that barn?
Kids: That's not a barn, that's a blacksmith's shop.
Ed Hatch: Oh. Is the blacksmith in?
Kids: Yeah.
[shouting]
Kids: Hey, Mom!
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Referenced in The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Mountain Swingeroo
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by Penny Singleton and hillbillies at the square dance
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Swing Your Lady
10 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, of COURSE this is a hokey movie, but that's what makes it so funny. Louise Fazenda steals the show. Bogey is uncomfortable in his role, to be sure, but who cares? It's entertaining and wasn't meant to be anything other than that. In my opinion, it is NOT a Bogey movie - it's Louise Fazenda all the way! The music is entertaining as well and, as usual, Frank McHugh and Allen Jenkins do their part well. My favorite scene?.....Bogey asking Fazenda if she wants to "wrassle" (not meaning to wrestle him). She throws him to the ground in one fell swoop and says, "Now, say 'Hootie Owl'." I think it loses in translation...but I laughed out loud.


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