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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 »

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Joseph Schrank (screen play), Maurice Leo (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Humphrey Bogart ... Ed
Frank McHugh ... Popeye
Louise Fazenda ... Sadie
Nat Pendleton ... Joe
Penny Singleton ... Cookie
Allen Jenkins ... Shiner
Leon Weaver ... Waldo
Frank Weaver ... Ollie Davis
June Weaver ... Mrs. Davis (as Elviry)
Ronald Reagan ... Jack Miller
Daniel Boone Savage Daniel Boone Savage ... Noah
Hugh O'Connell ... Smith
Tommy Bupp ... Rufe
Sonny Bupp ... Len (as Sunny Bupp)
Joan Howard Joan Howard ... Mattie
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1938 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

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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Connections

Featured in Breakdowns of 1938 (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain When She Comes
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung a cappella by Frank McHugh twice
Sung a cappella by Nat Pendleton
Played by the band at the big match
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Bogie really did this?
16 January 2008 | by bronxite-1See 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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