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Director:
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Herbert Fields (play) and
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Release Date:
December 1948 (USA) See more »
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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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Stock Swindling Abbott Hornswaggles Samba Slave Costello See more (9 total) »

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)
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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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77 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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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:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
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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Stock Swindling Abbott Hornswaggles Samba Slave Costello, 6 March 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Before writing this review I took a look at George Eells biography of Cole Porter which has a good reference section listing his Broadway shows and original film productions.

To make this film fit for Abbott and Costello whole sections of the plot and entire characters were junked as well as Cole Porter's entire musical score. The barebones of the book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields was retained and the whole business about stock swindling and the Amigo Americano was from the musical. For instance listed as characters in the play were the then Vice President of the United States Henry A. Wallace and the former King Carol of Rumania and his notorious mistress Madame Lupescu. I can't even imagine what they might be doing as characters in an Abbott and Costello comedy.

Cole Porter's scores rarely made it intact to the screen. Usually it was because of his risqué lyrics not playing well in Peoria. However as we learn it was simply because Abbott and Costello fans didn't want their favorites clowning interrupted by musical numbers as they were in so many of their World War II era films.

If that's the case why in heaven's name did Universal buy Mexican Hayride and rework it for them? I'm sure there must have been any number of Cole Porter fans who wanted to see a film adaptation of one of his Broadway shows. Once they had bought their tickets and were seated in the movie house, they must have been sorely disappointed.

The boys have some good routines here, Costello has some funny moments in an interview with reporter Sid Fields and also with elocution teacher Fritz Feld. The highlight of the film of course is Costello in a bull ring trying to get money Abbott swindled in some watered stock case. Problem is the money is in a hat that was tossed in the ring and landed on the bull's horns.

One routine they did was previously done in the Bing Crosby film Double Or Nothing by Martha Raye. Costello won a marathon dance contest doing the Samba for 36 hours and goes into autopilot the exact same way Martha Raye did in Double or Nothing.

It's not the best film from Abbott and Costello and boy are those Cole Porter lovers in for a disappointment.

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