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Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 27 September 1948 (Sweden)
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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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 <kjl@kjl.st-andrews.ac.uk>

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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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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Odds and ends on an odd but cute film
23 June 2002 | by (Sapporo, Japan) – See all my reviews

"Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!" refers to calls the driver uses to direct his team of mules when out working on a job. After seeing the film on "The Late Show" as a teenager, I was a June Haver fan for a while, so I was thrilled when I saw and approached her in Restored Williamsburg, Virginia with her husband, Fred McMurray in the spring of 1962. Marilyn Monroe was to have a small part in Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! She was standing by a tree and when the character of Snug encountered her, she said, "Hello." But that part got cut out before the film went into the can. I think Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! is noteworthy in that it is the only film I can think of in which Walter Brennan plays something other than comedy relief or somebody's sidekick. Look it over when you have the chance and see if you don't think he is formulatin' the character of Grandpappy Amos of "The Real McCoys."

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