Bottoms Up (1934 film)

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Bottoms Up
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Directed by David Butler
Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva
Written by David Buster
Buddy G. DeSylva
Sid Silvers
Starring Spencer Tracy
Pat Paterson
John Boles
Sid Silvers
Herbert Mundin
Music by Howard Jackson (uncredited)
Cinematography Arthur C. Miller
Edited by Irene Morra
Production
company
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • April 13, 1934 (1934-04-13)
Running time
85 min
Country United States
Language English

Bottoms Up is a 1934 American pre-Code 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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

It received a favorable review from The New York Times critic Mordaunt Hall, who called it "a neat, carefree piece of work, which is helped greatly by Spencer Tracy, Pat Paterson, an English actress who here makes her American picture bow; Herbert Mundin, Harry Green, and, to a lesser extent, by John Boles" and noted that it "has its full share of honest humor and also several tuneful songs."[1]

Nonetheless, it was a box office disappointment for Fox.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mordaunt Hall (March 23, 1934). "The Screen; A Farcical Affair About Hollywood With Pat Paterson, a New English Cinema Performer". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ D. W. (November 25, 1934). Taking a Look at the Record. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/101193306?accountid=13902 (login required)

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