Swing Your Lady

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Swing Your Lady
Swing Your Lady FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRay Enright
Produced bySamuel Bischoff
Written byKenyon Nicholson (play)
Charles Robinson (play)
Joseph Schrank
Maurice Leo
StarringHumphrey Bogart
Frank McHugh
Louise Fazenda
Ronald Reagan
CinematographyArthur Edeson
Release datesJanuary 8, 1938
Running time77 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Swing Your Lady
Swing Your Lady FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRay Enright
Produced bySamuel Bischoff
Written byKenyon Nicholson (play)
Charles Robinson (play)
Joseph Schrank
Maurice Leo
StarringHumphrey Bogart
Frank McHugh
Louise Fazenda
Ronald Reagan
CinematographyArthur Edeson
Release datesJanuary 8, 1938
Running time77 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Swing Your Lady is a 1938 country musical comedy film directed by Ray Enright, starring Humphrey Bogart, and featuring Ronald Reagan.

Bogart was apparently becoming very disenchanted with the film roles that the Warner Brothers studios were offering him at this stage of his career; the following year he appeared in his only horror/sci-fi film, The Return of Doctor X, and these were two roles he never liked talking about when he became a major film star several years later; he considered his performance in Swing Your Lady the worst of his career. Years later, Swing Your Lady was included as one of the choices in the book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Actor/ActressRole
Humphrey BogartEd Hatch
Frank McHughPopeye Bronson
Louise FazendaSadie Horn
Nat PendletonJoe Skopapolous
Penny SingletonCookie Shannon
Allen JenkinsShiner Ward
Leon WeaverWaldo Davis
Frank WeaverOllie Davis
June WeaverMrs. Davis (as Elviry Weaver)
Ronald ReaganJack Miller
Daniel Boone SavageNoah Webster
Hugh O'ConnellSmith
Tommy BuppRufe Horn
Sonny BuppLen Horn (as Sunny Bupp)
Joan HowardMattie Horn

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