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Bottoms Up

MOVIE #6

Bottoms Up (1934)

(featuring Lucille Ball as Chorine)


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In his only musical-comedy appearance, Spencer Tracy stars as fast-buck promoter Smoothie King. Our hero's latest scam is to pass off Hollywood extra Wanda Gale (Pat Patterson) and forger Limey Brook (Herbert Mundin) as British nobility, getting both of them prestigious jobs at a movie studio.

Eventually Wanda becomes a big star, falling out of love with Smoothie along the way in favor of her leading man Hal Reed (John Boles). But Smoothie takes it all in stride; after all, there's still a world full of chumps and suckers, ripe for fleecing.

Special Notes: This American musical comedy film made by Fox Film Corporation, was directed by David Butler who co-wrote the original story and screenplay with producer Buddy G. DeSylva and co-star Sid Silvers.

Movie #6
Film Date: 1934

Release Date: April 13, 1934
Film Type: drama/musical
Film Color: black/white
Studio: Fox
Film Length: 80 minutes

Director/Producer:
David Butler (Director)
Buddy G. DeSylva (Producer)

Character Role:
Lucille Ball (Chorine) (uncredited)

Supporting Cast:
Spencer Tracy (Smooths King)
John Boles (Hal Reed)
Pat Paterson (Wanda Gale)
Herbert Mundin (Limey Brook)
Sid Silvers (Spud Mosco)
Harry Green (Louis Baer)
Thelma Todd (Judith Marlowe)
Robert E. O'Connor (Detective Rooney)
Dell Henderson (Lane Worthing)
Suzanne Kaaren (Secretary)
Douglas Wood (Baldwin)
Mary Lange