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It Ain't Hay (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | 19 March 1943 (USA)
Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse.

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Grace McDonald ...
Kitty McClain
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Gregory Warner
Patsy O'Connor ...
Peggy / Princess O'Hara
Leighton Noble ...
Private Joe Collins
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Umbrella Sam
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Col. Brainard
Eddie Quillan ...
Harry, the Horse
Richard Lane ...
Slicker
Andrew Tombes ...
Big Hearted Charlie
Wade Boteler ...
Reilly
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Grant
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The Four Step Brothers ...
The Step-Brothers (as The Step-Brothers)
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Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse.

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4 HIT TUNES by Harry Revel and Paul Francis Webster..."Sunbean Serenade" "Old Timer" "Glory Be" "Hang Your Troubles on a Rainbow" See more »

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19 March 1943 (USA)  »

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Hold Your Horses  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When filming the scene where he was in bed with a horse, Lou Costello was slightly injured when the horse rolled over on top of him. See more »

Goofs

When Grover places his $100 bet, he places it on Teabiscuit's entered number. However, the horse with that number didn't win, so the ticket is worthless. Never mind that Teabiscuit won the race; bets at the track are on numbers, not on names. See more »

Quotes

Grover Mockridge: Go answer the door. It might be Warner.
Wilbur Hoolihan: It won't do no good. We're all signed up with Universal.
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Remake of Princess O'Hara (1935) See more »

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Old Timer
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Patsy O'Connor
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26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

It Ain't Hay (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

I can finally say I've seen every Abbott and Costello film. It took me a while but I finally track down a copy of this one, which hasn't ever been released on home video due to some sort of rights issue. In the film, Costello accidentally kills a little girl's horse so he sets out to get her a new one. After waiting so long to finally see this one it really didn't turn out to be anything overly special. There are still some good gags but nothing too classic, although an inside joke about Universal was pretty nice. The "horse eats its father" joke was a highlight as was another scene where the boys try to pull a fast one and sneak off without paying for their lunch. Shemp Howard co-stars but it's Eugene Palette who really steals the film.


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