Release dateApril 13, 1934 (1934-04-13) WriterDavid Butler (screenplay), David Butler (story), Buddy G. DeSylva (screenplay), Buddy G. DeSylva (story), Sid Silvers (screenplay), Sid Silvers (story) ScreenplayDavid Butler, Buddy De Sylva, Sid Silvers CastSpencer Tracy ('Smoothie' King), Pat Paterson (Wanda Gale), John Boles (Hal Reed), Sid Silvers (Spud Mosco aka Reginald Morris), Herbert Mundin (Limey Brook aka Lord Brocklehurst), Harry Green (Lewis Wolf) Similar moviesRelated David Butler movies
After winning a contest to go to Hollywood, Calif., Canadian actress Wanda Gale (Pat Paterson) falls for the promises of con man Smoothie (Spencer Tracy) and his partner, Limey (Herbert Mundin). Concocting a story that Wanda is the daughter of a British lord, impersonated by Limey, Smoothie gets Wanda noticed by cynical, drunken director Hal Reed (John Boles). After Smoothie and Limey blackmail Hal, he romances Wanda and makes her a star in his films prompting unexpected jealousy in Smoothie.
Bottoms Up is a 1934 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.
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinée idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
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.
Spencer Tracy as Smoothie King
Pat Paterson as Wanda Gale
John Boles as Hal Reed
Sid Silvers as Spud Mosco aka Reginald Morris
Herbert Mundin as Limey Brook aka Lord Brocklehurst