Bottoms Up (1934 film)
|Directed by||David Butler|
|Produced by||Buddy G. DeSylva|
|Written by||David Buster|
Buddy G. DeSylva
|Music by||Howard Jackson (uncredited)|
|Cinematography||Arthur C. Miller|
|Edited by||Irene Morra|
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
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.
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
- Thelma Todd as Judith Marlowe
- Robert Emmett O'Connor as Detective Rooney
- Dell Henderson as Lane Worthing
- Suzanne Kaaren as Wolf's Secretary
- Douglas Wood as Baldwin
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."
Nonetheless, it was a box office disappointment for Fox.
- Mordaunt Hall (March 23, 1934). "The Screen; A Farcical Affair About Hollywood With Pat Paterson, a New English Cinema Performer". The New York Times.
- 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[permanent dead link] (login required)
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