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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ed
... Popeye
... Sadie
... Joe
... Cookie
... Shiner
... Waldo
... Ollie Davis
... Mrs. Davis (as Elviry)
... Jack Miller
Daniel Boone Savage ... Noah
... Smith
... Rufe
... 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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Because of the hillbilly makeup, some of the hillbillies were not recognizable. However, three non-hillbilly cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear in the movie. These were (with their character names): Eddie Acuff (Roscoe Turner), Irving Bacon (Photographer) and George Ovey (Telegraph Operator). See more »

Quotes

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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You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Cliff Friend
Played when Sadie shows up before the match
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Goofy, yes. Lowbrow, yes. Funny, absolutely!
2 January 2006 | by 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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