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Swing Your Lady (1938)

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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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: Hey, is your old man home?
Sadie Horn: Haw, last I seen o' him, he wuz goin' out possum huntin'.
Joe Skopapoulos: Ain't he liable to come in any minute?
Sadie Horn: I don't reckon. That wuz eleven years ago.
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Connections

Referenced in The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played at the square dance
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Swing Your Lady
10 September 2005 | by majnttlSee 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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