Swing High, Swing Low (Mitchell Leisen, 1937)

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Producer: Paramount Pictures, Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Writers: Virginia Van Upp, Oscar Hammerstein II, Walter DeLeon (contributor), Francis Martin (contributor)
Cinematographer: Ted Tetzlaff
Editor: Eda Warren
Music: Phil Boutelje, Ralph Rainger, Victor Young
Costumes: Travis Banton
Makeup: Wally Westmore
Art Directors: Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegté

Carole Lombard (Maggie King)
Fred MacMurray (“Skid” Johnson)
Charles Butterworth (Harry)
Jean Dixon (Ella)
Dorothy Lamour (Anita Alvarez)
Harvey Stephens (Harvey Howell)
Cecil Cunningham (Murphy)
Charles Arnt (Georgie)
Franklin Pangborn (Henri)
Anthony Quinn (Don)
Charles Judels (Tony)
Lee Bowman (El Greco Patron)
Leyland Hodgson (Gambler)
Arthur Stuart Hall (uncredited)
Eumenio Blanco (uncredited)
Esther Howard (uncredited)

Plot Summary
Maggie, a singer, and her friend Ella, are traveling to California by ship. After getting off the ship in Panama, they meet “Skid” Johnson, who poses as a tour guide just to get close to Maggie. That evening, Skid gets in a fight to protect Maggie’s honor, and the trio end up in jail, causing Maggie and Ella to miss their boat. In need of money, Maggie and Skid pretend to be a husband-wife act and take up residence in a café – eventually they get married. More trouble arises when Skid’s ex-girlfriend, Anita, comes back into town. Not long after, Skid’s agent gets him a lucrative job in New York. Maggie encourages him to go, leaving her alone in Panama. Skid becomes a great success but at a cost: he’s formed a partnership with Anita.

Release Date: March 12, 1937 (USA)
Running Time: 92 minutes