Bottoms Up (1934 film)

Bottoms Up is a 1934 American pre-Code musical comedy film made by Fox Film Corporation, and was directed by David Butler who co-wrote original story and screenplay with producer Buddy G. DeSylva and co-star Sid Silvers. The picture stars Spencer Tracy, Pat Paterson, John Boles and Herbert Mundin, and features Thelma Todd in a supporting role.

Bottoms Up
Directed byDavid Butler
Produced byBuddy G. DeSylva
Written byDavid Buster
Buddy G. DeSylva
Sid Silvers
StarringSpencer Tracy
Pat Paterson
John Boles
Sid Silvers
Herbert Mundin
Music byHoward Jackson (uncredited)
CinematographyArthur C. Miller
Edited byIrene Morra
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • April 13, 1934 (1934-04-13)
Running time
85 min
CountryUnited States


The film tells the story of a promoter who helps a Hollywood extra actress toward stardom, however she turns from him toward her leading man.



It received a favorable review from The New York Times critic Mordaunt Hall, who called it "a neat, carefree piece of work, which is helped greatly by Spencer Tracy, Pat Paterson, an English actress who here makes her American picture bow; Herbert Mundin, Harry Green, and, to a lesser extent, by John Boles" and noted that it "has its full share of honest humor and also several tuneful songs."[1]

Nonetheless, it was a box office disappointment for Fox.[2]


  1. Mordaunt Hall (March 23, 1934). "The Screen; A Farcical Affair About Hollywood With Pat Paterson, a New English Cinema Performer". The New York Times.
  2. D. W. (November 25, 1934). Taking a Look at the Record. The New York Times. Retrieved from (login required)
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