Swing Your Lady

Swing Your Lady is a 1938 country musical comedy film directed by Ray Enright, starring Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, and Louise Fazenda. Also featured in the cast is Ronald Reagan in one of his early roles.

Swing Your Lady
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRay Enright
Produced bySamuel Bischoff
Written byJoseph Schrank
Maurice Leo
Based onSwing Your Lady
by Kenyon Nicholson (play)
Charles Robinson (play)
StarringHumphrey Bogart
Frank McHugh
Louise Fazenda
Nat Pendleton
Penny Singleton
Allen Jenkins
Ronald Reagan
Music byAdolph Deutsch
CinematographyArthur Edeson
Edited byJack Killifer
Release date
  • January 8, 1938 (1938-01-08)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States

Bogart was apparently becoming very disenchanted with the film roles that Warner Bros. was 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. Swing Your Lady was listed in the 1978 book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.


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.


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
Sue MooreMabel
Olin HowlandHotel Proprietor
Sammy WhiteSpecialty Dancer


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