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Mexican Hayride (1948)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  December 1948 (USA)
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Two con men selling phony stock flee to Mexico ahead of the law, where they run into a woman friend from their earlier days, who is now a bullfighter.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Virginia Grey ...
Montana the Bullfighter / Mary
Luba Malina ...
Dagmar
John Hubbard ...
David Winthrop, American Embassy
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Señor Martinez
Fritz Feld ...
Professor Ganzmeyer
Tom Powers ...
Plainclothesman Ed Mason
Pat Costello ...
Plainclothesman Tim Williams
Frank Fenton ...
Gus Adamson
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Mariachi Leader (as Chris Pin Martin)
Sid Fields ...
AP reporter (as Sidney Fields)
Flores Brothers Trio ...
Musicians Playing 'Is It Yes, or Is It No?'
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Storyline

Two con men selling phony stock flee to Mexico ahead of the law, where they run into a woman friend from their earlier days, who is now a bullfighter.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

December 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abbott und Costello im Lande der Kakteen  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,032,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 28 January 1944 and ran for 481 performances, closing 17 May 1945. The stars were June Havoc and Bobby Clark, and included Luba Malina, who is also in this movie. Because Bud Abbott and Lou Costello fans expressed annoyance about so many musical numbers in their films, none of Cole Porter's music was used in this picture. See more »

Goofs

After the bull sends the barrel (with Lou inside) flying into the center of the bullring and it crashes, you can momentarily see the wires attached to the barrel. See more »

Quotes

AP reporter: [to Joe] Remember, in the future, when a reporter comes in and asks you for an interview - don't talk so much!
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Connections

Featured in The World of Abbott and Costello (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Is It Yes, or Is It No?
Music by Walter Scharf
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Played during the opening and end credits
Played by Flores Brothers Trio and sung by Luba Malina
Played as background music often
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Abbott & Costello Go South of the Border
16 February 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Lesser Abbott & Costello film sees the boys hiding out in Mexico because Lou is wanted for being a forger and swindler. Except Lou is just an innocent dupe of Bud, who's the real crook. Part of the problem with this one lies right there in that description. Abbott & Costello aren't friends in this and Bud is kind of a tool. So you have Lou performing several routines with other characters instead of Bud. There are lots of pretty senoritas hanging around, so that's a plus. Lovely Virginia Grey is another plus. Some of the gags are pretty corny. A repeated gag involving Lou and samba music is particularly unfunny. It's not a bad movie and there are some laughs but something just doesn't click.


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