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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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Mrs. Davis (as Elviry)
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Rufe
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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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Humphrey Bogart initially refused to play in this movie; he agreed when his weekly salary was raised by $200. 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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Referenced in The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain When She Comes
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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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Swing Your Lady
10 September 2005 | by 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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