Bottoms Up. 1934. USA. Directed by David Butler

This exploration of Spencer Tracy’s early films is selected and presented by his biographer, James Curtis. Curtis, a distinguished film historian, has previously written biographies of James Whale and W. C. Fields, among others. His new 1,000-page study, Spencer Tracy: A Life, was published this fall by Knopf. Curtis has selected five films featuring Tracy, made between 1931 and 1934: Quick Millions, Face in the Sky, Man’s Castle, Bottoms Up, and "Now I’ll Tell" by Mrs. Arnold Rothstein. Copies of Spencer Tracy: A Life, signed by author James Curtis, will be available in the MoMA bookstore.

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