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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)
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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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December 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abbott und Costello im Lande der Kakteen  »

Box Office

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

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

Kiss Me Kate
(uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
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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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