Director Mitchell Leisen
Budget 739,600 USD
Genre Drama, Musical, Romance
Country United States
|Writer Virginia Van Upp, Oscar Hammerstein II|
Release date March 12, 1937 (1937-03-12)
Music director Victor Young, Ralph Rainger, Phil Boutelje
Cast Carole Lombard (Maggie King), Fred MacMurray (Skid Johnson), Charles Butterworth (Harry), Jean Dixon (Ella), Dorothy Lamour (Anita Alvarez), Harvey Stephens (Harvey Howell)
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Swing High, Swing Low is a 1937 American romantic drama starring Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray.
This is the second film adaptation of the popular Broadway play Burlesque by George Manker Watters and Arthur Hopkins (after The Dance of Life (1929) and before When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)).
Working her way on board a liner traveling through the Panama Canal Zone, as a hairdresser, Maggie King meets a brash young soldier, "Skid" Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate. She discovers Skid's amazing prowess with a trumpet while celebrating at a nightclub. The two become involved in a nightclub brawl, which causes Maggie to miss her ship back to the States. Now stranded, she's forced to move in with Skid and his pal Harry. She and Skid eventually fall in love and marry. Greedy for money, she encourages the reluctant Skid to travel to New York City to play in a major night club, leaving her behind. He is a big success; fame and fortune go to his head, which eventually destroys his marriage, and his career.
In 1965, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the claimants failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.
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