Ups and Downs (1937 film)
Ups and Downs (1937) is a short film directed by Roy Mack and starring Broadway dancer Hal Le Roy. It was released by Warner Bros. as part of its Broadway Brevities series of two-reel musical shorts, released in 1937 and 1938.
|Ups and Downs|
|Directed by||Roy Mack|
|Produced by||Vitaphone Corporation|
|Written by||Jack Henley|
|Starring||Hal Le Roy|
|Music by||Sammy Cahn|
|Edited by||Bert Frank|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
An elevator operator Harry Smith (Hal Le Roy), who works in a luxury hotel, courts the hotel president's daughter June Dailey (June Allyson). She is engaged to another, but when her fiance leaves on a business trip, Harry asks her to join him for dinner.
During dinner, Harry is introduced to her father, who misinterprets Harry's remarks about elevators as being a tip to invest in the Ups and Downs Elevator Company. June's fiance returns and breaks off the engagement, thinking that his prospective father-in-law has lost everything on a worthless stock. However, the investment turns out to be wildly profitable, Harry and June are engaged, and the film ends with them tap-dancing away in a production number dominated by a giant stock ticker machine.
Ups and Downs appears as a special feature on the 2005 DVD of the film Stage Door.
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