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Swing High Swing Low [1937]

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Director:Mitchell Leisen
Writer:Oscar Hammerstein II
Virginia Van Upp
Composer:Al Siegel
Boris Morros
Phil Boutelje
Victor Young
Length:82 minutes
(1 hour 22 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Romance
IMDB Rating:6.7/10
Amazon Rating:3.0/5 stars
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  • Romance
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Synopsis: In Panama, Maggie King meets soldier Skid Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate.


Reaction: A very casual, laissez faire type role for MacMurray. Interesting to see him do it.


Personal Rating: 6/10

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Mitchell Leisen => Director
Oscar Hammerstein II => Writer
Virginia Van Upp => Writer
Al Siegel => Composer
Boris Morros => Composer
Phil Boutelje => Composer
Victor Young => Composer
Arthur Hopkins => Play "Burlesque"
George Manker Watters => Play "Burlesque"
Anthony Quinn => The Don
Carole Lombard => Marguerite 'Maggie' King
Cecil Cunningham => Murphy
Charles Arnt => Georgie Herman
Charles Butterworth => Harry
Charles Judels => Tony Morelli
Darby Jones => Black Santa Claus (uncredited)
Dorothy Lamour => Anita Alvarez
Franklin Pangborn => Henri
Fred MacMurray => Skid Johnson
Gino Corrado => Tony's Italian Friend (uncredited)
Harvey Stephens => Harvey Howell
Jean Dixon => Ella
Martha Arcos => Girl (uncredited)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The lead was originally offered to Gary Cooper, who turned it down, then to Bing Crosby, who also turned it down, then to Fred MacMurray, who took it.
  • The play, Burlesque, opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 1 September 1927 and closed in July 1928 after 372 performances. The opening night cast included Barbara Stanwyck, Oscar Levant and Charles D. Brown. It was revived in 1946 and ran for 2 seasons with Bert Lahr and Jean Parker.