Bottoms Up (1934)

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Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinée idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.

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  • John Boles and Pat Paterson in Bottoms Up (1934)
  • John Boles and Pat Paterson in Bottoms Up (1934)
  • Spencer Tracy, John Boles, Harry Green, Herbert Mundin, and Pat Paterson in Bottoms Up (1934)
  • Spencer Tracy, John Boles, Harry Green, Herbert Mundin, Pat Paterson, and Sid Silvers in Bottoms Up (1934)
  • John Boles and Thelma Todd in Bottoms Up (1934)
  • Spencer Tracy, John Boles, Harry Green, Herbert Mundin, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Pat Paterson, Sid Silvers, and Thelma Todd in Bottoms Up (1934)

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14 March 2018 | lee_eisenberg
5
| Did Hollywood think that Canadians have English accents?
David Butler's "Bottoms Up" has a funny plot, with a group of con artists trying to get a starlet a shot at the big time. Unfortunately, the musical aspect weakens the movie. Without all that, the movie would've been a typical enjoyable screwball comedy from the era. It also doesn't help that a Canadian character talks like an upper-crust English person. Any US citizen who knows a Canuck knows that our northern neighbors don't talk like Maggie Smith.

Other than that, it's a fun movie. Specifically, it's a pre-code movie, so there are a couple of steamy scenes (steamy for 1934, that is). There are the common jabs at Hollywood (the jealous actress, the hard-drinking actor, and the neurotic producer), and an uncredited Lucille Ball appears during the Katie sequence.

A piece of trivia relevant to the present is that Suzanne Kaaren (the producer's secretary) later lived in a property owned by Donald Trump. Trump wanted to tear it down but Kaaren refused to leave, and a court eventually ruled that Trump had to leave it up.

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Release Date:

13 April 1934

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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