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Mexican Hayride (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | December 1948 (USA)
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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(as Charles T. Barton)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Montana
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Dagmar
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Señor Martinez
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Professor Ganzmeyer
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Ed Mason
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Tim Williams
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Gus Adamson
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Mariachi Leader (as Chris Pin Martin)
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Reporter (as Sidney Fields)
Flores Brothers Trio ...
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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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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

December 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abbott und Costello im Lande der Kakteen  »

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Budget:

$1,032,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Patricia Alphin was originally cast as Montana, but she was replaced after three days' shooting by Virginia Grey. See more »

Goofs

When Joe/Humphrey throws the exploding enchilada at the escaping Harry, it can be seen bouncing on the ground to the left of the explosion. See more »

Quotes

Joe Bascom: Couldn't Jones make it?
Harry Lambert: Oh, sure, but he'd still be a smith.
Joe Bascom: How can a Jones be a Smith?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Kiss Me Kate
(uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
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Classic Abbott and Costello
23 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

The plots of the various movies don't really matter one way or the other. What really matters are the gags. I loved the painting gag, even though I saw the punchline coming. And the Smith / Jones routine is the sort of back and forth people love from this duo (myself included).

I think the comedy duo tends to be best remembered today (2017) for their series of films meeting the Universal monsters. But let's not forget some gems like this one, which has aged surprisingly well.


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