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It Ain't Hay (1943)

 -  Comedy  -  19 March 1943 (USA)
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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
Selmer Jackson ...
Grant
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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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There is a shot of a restaurant called the "Windsor House Band Box". This is an inside joke referring to The Windsor House, a restaurant owned by Lou Costello, and The Band Box, a nightclub owned by Bud Abbott. See more »

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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 »

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Umbrella Sam: [when asked why he always carries his umbrella, rain or shine] How should I know... I'm a Damon Runyon character!
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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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It Ain't Hay (1943) ***
24 February 2013 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

*** out of ****

Abbott and Costello are at their very best in this agreeable comedy. They play a couple of Manhattan taxi drivers with a fondness for a sweet young girl and her horse. Costello means well in trying to be nice to the animal, but his feeding it candy ultimately causes the horse to get sick - and die. So he and Abbott set out to make things right by getting a new horse for the girl, whose dad (Cecil Kellaway) runs a horse and carriage ride in the city. I know that synopsis sounds rather dramatic, but there is a lot of well-staged comedy between the serious moments. And Bud and Lou are as sharp in ever performing them. Some routines include: their classic "the horse eats his fodder", the boys getting swindled at a phony horse race outfit, Lou getting into trouble at a restaurant for not being able to pay his check, and other assorted gags. Third Stooge Shemp Howard also has a part, but the real fun comes courtesy of fat man Eugene Palette, who is the perfect foil for Costello's antics. As with almost all of A&C's movie of this period, there is some singing and dance numbers here; however, I find them to be rather entertaining and endurable this time out.


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