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Mexican Hayride
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Director:
Writers:
Herbert Fields (play) and
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Release Date:
December 1948 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bud Abbott ... Harry Lambert

Lou Costello ... Joe Bascom / Humphrey Fish
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?'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Alphin ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Salvador Baguez ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Mary Brewer ... Girl (uncredited)
Harry Brown ... Businessman (uncredited)

Argentina Brunetti ... Indian Woman (uncredited)
Marjorie L. Carver ... Girl (uncredited)
Lucille Casey ... Girl (uncredited)
Mary Castle ... Girl (uncredited)
Toni Castle ... Girl (uncredited)
Ben Chavez ... Magician (uncredited)
Lorraine Crawford ... Girl (uncredited)
Amapola Del Vando ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Taxco Artist (uncredited)
William Elias ... Mexican Boy (uncredited)
Robert Ellis ... Mexican Boy (uncredited)
Lalo Encinas ... Mexican Man (uncredited)
Rudy Germaine ... Man (uncredited)
Yolanda González ... Girl (uncredited)
Fred Hoose ... Businessman (uncredited)
Reed Howes ... Man (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... Mr. Clarke, Mine Buyer (uncredited)
Joe Kirk ... Second Businessman (uncredited)
Caroline Lopez ... Mexican Girl (uncredited)
Rose Mary Lopez ... Mexican Child (uncredited)
Bob Lugo ... Man (uncredited)
Donna Martell ... Girl (uncredited)
George Mendoza ... Photographer (uncredited)
Charles Miller ... Mr. Lewis (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Man (uncredited)
Alex Montoya ... Man (uncredited)
Julia Montoya ... Woman (uncredited)
Sol Murgi ... Man (uncredited)
Alfonso Pedroza ... Mexican Man (uncredited)
Karen Randle ... Girl (uncredited)
Pedro Regas ... Proprietor (uncredited)

Martin Richards ... Boy (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Artist's Model (uncredited)
Charles Rivero ... Ticket Taker at Bullfight (uncredited)
Julian Rivero ... Policeman at Ticket Seller's Booth (uncredited)
Tony Roux ... Blanket Weaver (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Earl Spainard ... Bellboy (uncredited)
John Sylvester ... Man (uncredited)
Felipe Turich ... Taxco Silver Dealer (uncredited)
Kippee Valez ... Girl (uncredited)
Roque Ybarra ... Taxco Blanket Weaver (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Barton  (as Charles T. Barton)
 
Writing credits
Herbert Fields (play) and
Dorothy Fields (play)

Oscar Brodney (screenplay) and
John Grant (screenplay)

Monte Brice  uncredited
Sid Fields  uncredited

Produced by
Robert Arthur .... producer
 
Original Music by
Walter Scharf (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Van Enger 
 
Film Editing by
Frank Gross 
 
Art Direction by
John DeCuir  (as John F. DeCuir)
Bernard Herzbrun 
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin  (as John Austin)
Russell A. Gausman 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Wood 
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Layne Britton .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Russell Drake .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Merle Reeves .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Henry Spitz .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles M. Bennett .... assistant director (uncredited)
Ralph Ceder .... second unit director (uncredited)
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Robert Pritchard .... sound
 
Special Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special photography (as David Horsley)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Buckley .... grip (uncredited)
James V. King .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bill Wallace .... still photographer (uncredited)
Lloyd Ward .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Walter Scharf .... conductor
Walter Scharf .... music arranger
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Johnny Green .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Milton Rosen .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Walter Schumann .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leith Stevens .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Eugene Loring .... dance director
Michael Todd .... stage producer
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
77 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Patricia Alphin was originally cast as Montana, but she was replaced after three days' shooting by Virginia Grey.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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!See more »
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Kiss Me KateSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
So It's A Hayride, 20 January 2008
Author: frankebe from California, USA

I don't know why people think so poorly of this film. Although it seems a little odd the way it begins in the middle of the story, it ticks along at a good rate; Pat Costello has an effective repartee with Lou, which is very interesting; Luba Malina, Fritz Feld, Sid Fields and Chris-Pin Martin are all funny. Costello is over the top, yet seems lovable and genuine in this movie. There are no gratuitous musical numbers to FF through, but there are a couple of comic musical numbers. It does not have the slow moments or the maudlin handling they had in "Little Giant" (which does have some good moments, by the way); Lou keeps things moving, and I can count 10 good skits off the top of my head--the one with Lou preparing tortillas has something close to a spectacular ending...if only the plot hadn't got in the way. Even the grand finale with a few rear-projections (and a "trained" bull) turns out pretty funny.

It's the logical extension of Abbott's character for him to be an all-around swindler, so that doesn't bother me; their teamwork is still top-rate, and I'm happy to see Costello get the better of Abbott once in a while. It's also relieving that in this context (and maybe an off-screen agreement?), Abbott refrains from slapping Costello, which would make his character unacceptable.

So spend a few bucks and watch it on DVD. Not a classic, but a good Sunday afternoon comedy with two comedians still at their peak of performance. And that's not bad.

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