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It Ain't Hay (1943)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  19 March 1943 (USA)
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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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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Comedy

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19 March 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hold Your Horses  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the "Glory Be" number you can see the cast march past a poster of Who Done It? (1942), the previous Bud Abbott and Lou Costello movie, which was also directed by Erle C. Kenton. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Grover Mockridge: Go answer the door. It might be Warner.
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Connections

Remake of Princess O'Hara (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Saratoga Cafe
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by The Vagabonds
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The "Lost" A&C film.
15 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I spent years and years searching for IT AIN'T HAY, as it was the only A&C film missing from my collection. I finally got it this past Christmas. It isn't one of their better films, but it's still Abbott and Costello, and very enjoyable. There are several songs toward the beginning of the film, but by the second half they tone down quite a bit, which helps the film big time. This film also features among the best versions of the "Mudder; Fodder" routine. Costello is particularly funny in this one, and also has a couple of moments where he shows what a great dramatic actor he could be. Like I said, it isn't BUCK PRIVATES or MEET FRANKENSTEIN, but it's still good old Bud and Lou doing what they do best, and that's good enough for any true fan.


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