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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

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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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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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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

Penny Singleton plays a character called Cookie , which would be the name of Blondie and Dagwood's daughter in the Blondie series , starring Singleton as Blondie . See more »

Quotes

Sadie Horn: Wal, shuck my corn!
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Featured in Breakdowns of 1938 (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Yoo-Hoo
(1921) (uncredited)
Music by Al Jolson
Played when Noah smiles and waives to the waitress at the end
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Bogey in the Ozarks
9 September 2005 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Wrestling manager Humphrey Bogart is stranded with his wrestler, Nat Pendleton, and the rest of the entourage, Frank McHugh and Allen Jenkins in some Hooterville like town in the Ozarks. The boys are down and out and Bogey wants to scare up a match for some traveling money.

He meets up with Amazonian blacksmith Louise Fazenda and arranges a match, but Pendleton and Fazenda fall in love and that plan goes awry. Not to worry because Fazenda has some gargantuan guy who's been a-courtin' her and he's out of joint. So the match is Pendleton and Daniel Boone Savage.

Bogart said it to all who'd listen that he thought this was his worst feature film. I can certainly see why he thought so. He really looks so uncomfortable even in a set supposed to resemble hillbilly heaven.

My guess is that the Warner Brothers were trying to get to a different audience. They were known as the urban studio in the Thirties and concentrated on a product geared to that audience. Other than Dick Foran B westerns a whole market was being untapped.

I'm sure this must have been offered to Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney before Bogey. He wasn't a big star then so this kind of material could be fluffed off on him.

So we've got Sam Spade in Hooterville along with a lot of hillbilly music and even a brief role by the 40th President of the United States as a reporter.

For die hard Bogey fans only.


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