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Swing High, Swing Low 2007 NR CC

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2.8 out of 5 stars (13) IMDb 6.5/10

Skid Johnson (Fred MacMurray) is a former soldier turned band leader finds his fortunes rise as his fame increases. Unfortunately, with the fame comes arrogance and Skid takes all the credit but forgets those friends who helped him along the way.

Starring:
Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray
Runtime:
1 hour, 22 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Musical
Director Mitchell Leisen
Starring Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray
Supporting actors Charles Butterworth, Jean Dixon, Dorothy Lamour, Harvey Stephens, Cecil Cunningham, Charles Arnt, Franklin Pangborn, Anthony Quinn, Charles Judels, Martha Arcos, William Arnold, Eumenio Blanco, Lee Bowman, Spencer Chan, James Conaty, Lee Cooley, Gino Corrado, Jack Daley
Studio Synergy Ent
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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By A Customer on December 22, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I can only affirm what the reviewer from Germany said, to wit: avoid the cheap dubs of "Swing High..." at ALL costs - they really are unwatchable, much like the public domain version of "My Man Godfrey" - although that film looks pristine compared to this one. My particular video was distributed by Diamond Entertainment Corp. and says "Mastered from the Original Studio Print" on the box. Baloney!! Until this gets a proper release from Universal, which owns all these pre-1948 Paramount films, pass on "Swing High, Swing Low". Consider yourself forewarned, and save your money!!!!
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Format: VHS Tape
I suggest to everyone,who is interested in this movie,to buy it only if he has to.. the quality is very bad,almost unwatchable. But that goes for almost every video from MADACY ENTERTAINMENT,so please avoid it
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First, Fred MacMurray and Carole Lombard were quite smashing when they were paired together on screen. You don't want to miss any of the four films that they starred in together. "Swing High, Swing Low" (I can't say that I care for the title of the film -- it sort of misses the mark) is pretty much a formula romance; however, Lombard and MacMurray's chemistry together take a formula romance and make it smoldering. In the end, you sit back, sigh, and wonder if that kind of love really exists. Fairy tale or not, it's an enjoyable film to watch for those who love classic cinema. Watch for Anthony Quinn in the barroom brawl scene. If you love the silver screen, heady romance, and an dip into the 1930s -- you don't want to miss this one.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This film was one of the most popular films of the late 1930s and probably one of the least remembered films pairing Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray. It was a pretty prestigious production in its day; it was directed by the legendary Michell Leisen. Maggie King (Lombard) meets a soldier Skid Johnson (MacMurray) during a cruise through the Panama Canal. Maggie stays in Panama where her relationship with Skid turns from one of annoyance to love. The two work together in a local nightclub, where Skid gains fame as a trumpet player. A visiting talent scout gives Skid the opportunity to make it big in the States. Encouraged by Maggie, Skid travels to America, leaving Maggie behind in Panama. On his road to success, Skid is manipulated by his crafty vocalist Anita Alvarez (Dorothy Lamour in an early role), which in turn, ends up damaging his relationship with Maggie. Skid's career and personal life take a downturn and he realizes that all he really wants is Maggie's love and the simple life they had together. If you are a Lombard/MacMurray fan, this film is a must, but unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a decent DVD version around. It deserves a restoration and some commentary. Still, it's worthwhile to see the irresistible Lombard and a great cast of supporting players including Jean Dixon, Charles Butterworth, and a very young Anthony Quinn. There's also a funny bit in the beginning of the film with Lombard, Dixon, and Esther Howard in a beauty salon aboard ship. Howard was a popular character actress under contract at Paramount and pops up in just about every Preston Sturges movie.
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This is not one of Carole Lombard's best movies, but it is a decent one. I enjoyed the story line and thought that the casting was very good. I am giving it 5 stars because I cannot give it 4.5 and I think it is better than a 4. You certainly have to take into consideration that it is a movie that is 80+ years old, so one cannot complain about the quality of the print. Considering its age, it's not bad. Carole's character was easy to warm up to, but then Carole Lombard was easy to warm up to. She had a sweet personality and it shines through in almost every movie she ever made.
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Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
The VHS is a copy of a copy of a copy... The audio is best described as noise. Every now and then you might make out a word or two. The visual is best described as a black dust cloud in front of the screen. Occasionally, you might see the actors. Avoid the Madacy VHS at all costs!
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I have to admit that I could not get through this entire film. Another reviewer said that it was probably one of the least remembered films pairing Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray. There's a reason for that. If you're looking for a happy-go-lucky musical of the 30's filled with memorable songs, which the movie title would imply, this isn't it.
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