Ups and Downs (1937 film)
|Ups and Downs|
|Directed by||Roy Mack|
|Produced by||Vitaphone Corporation|
|Written by||Jack Henley
|Starring||Hal Le Roy
|Music by||Sammy Cahn
|Edited by||Bert Frank|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Ups and Downs (1937) is a short film released by Warner Brothers as part of Warner's "Broadway Brevities" series of two-reel musical shorts, released in 1937 and 1938. This entry starred Broadway dancer Hal Le Roy and was directed by Roy Mack.
An elevator operator Harry Smith (Hal Le Roy), who works in a luxury hotel, courts the hotel president's daughter June Dailey (June Allyson). She is engaged to another, but when her fiance leaves on a business trip, Harry asks her to join him for dinner.
During dinner, Harry is introduced to her father, who misinterprets Harry's remarks about elevators as being a tip to invest in the Ups and Downs Elevator Company. June's fiance returns and breaks off the engagement, thinking that his prospective father-in-law has lost everything on a worthless stock. The investment turns out to be wildly profitable, though, Harry and June are engaged, and the film ends with them tap-dancing away in a production number dominated by a giant stock ticker machine.
- Hal Le Roy as Harry Smith
- June Allyson as June Daily
- Phil Silvers as Charlie
- Fred Hillebrand
- Alexander Campbell
- Reed Brown, Jr.
- Toni Lane as herself (singer)
- The Deauville Boys as themselves (singers)
- Frank, Rusty E. 1994. Tap!: the greatest tap dance stars and their stories 1900–1955 . New York, New York: De Capo Press, Inc., p. 307. ISBN 0-306-80635-5
- Koszarski, Richard. 2008. Hollywood on the Hudson: Film and Television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff. Piscataway, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, p. 542. ISBN 978-0-8135-4293-5
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