Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  27 September 1948 (Sweden)
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In 1948 rural America, two stepbrothers compete for the same gal and the younger brother buys two untamed mules for work projects while the older brother tries to sabotage him.



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Complete credited cast:
June Haver ...
Lon McCallister ...
Tony Maule
Judith Dominy
Robert Karnes ...
Stretch Dominy
Milt Dominy
Tom Tully ...
Robert 'Roarer' McGill


Light-hearted, old-style romance about a farm-hand who arranges to buy a pair of mules from his employer. No one is able to handle the mules and he must train them. Adding to his dilemma, he pursues his boss's daughter who gets her kicks out of keeping him guessing about her true feelings. Of course, at the end he tames both the mules and the girl. Written by Kieran Lee <>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

27 September 1948 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Summer Lightning  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is generally considered to be the "screen debut" of Marilyn Monroe, although most of her footage was cut. She is visible just for a fleeting second or less as she descends the church steps and says, "Hi Rad," to June Haver's character as everyone is coming out of church on Sunday morning. See more »


Daniel 'Snug' Dominy: [he sits down at the table] Sorry I'm late
Judith Dominy: Get that dog outta here
Daniel 'Snug' Dominy: Oh, leave him be. He won't hurt none
Judith Dominy: Get that dog out of my house!
Milt Dominy: Your house? Your House! You leave the dog stay
Judith Dominy: I said I want the dog out of the house
Milt Dominy: I say the dog stays. Did you hear me?
Daniel 'Snug' Dominy: Yes, sir. I heard ya. Get down, Ruff. Boy am I hungry! Hey, where are my hot cakes?
Judith Dominy: You're late. This is a farm, not a hotel
Milt Dominy: Fix the boy his breakfast
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Referenced in ABC Stage 67: The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966) See more »


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28 October 2006 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

One reviewer referred to this old film as "bucolic," a term we rarely encounter these days. I have to agree that the setting is rural and somewhat tame about a young man, Lon McCalliser, who prefers mules over Natalie Wood. Well, she was only 10 years old at the time and June Haver was the primary female interest as I recall. Crusty old crackly voiced Walter Brennan was the old mentor in the film and the story really doesn't stir a great deal of memories, except it was about muleskinners and back in those days (I was 11 at the time), that was enough romance for me.

Not a a bad old film, if you come across it on the late show. But, definitely bucolic.

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