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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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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 24, 1949 with June Haver and Lon McCallister reprising their film roles. See more »

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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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When you want a mule to give 110%
21 April 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This rustic film, something not usually made by 20th Century Fox has come down in screen legend as the debut of Marilyn Monroe. She's very briefly seen paddling a canoe after church. As it turns out she's not the only tragic legend in Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! Natalie Wood who plays June Haver's little sister and a little miss fixit is also here.

Young Lon McCallister quits his home and hearth leaving it to mean stepmother Anne Revere and her lugnut of a son Robert Karnes. Almost on a whim he buys a pair of mules who won't work for anyone else but him. Still he's in debt to miserly Tom Tully for them. And Tully is not a man to give anyone a break even with daughter June Haver falling for McCallister.

The man who teaches McCallister about how to work and the dignity of the mule is Walter Brennan playing another of his rustic old timers with lots of wisdom. He also has a nice taste for booze which nearly costs McCallister his mules.

Except for the Francis series, Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! is the only film I know that's about mules. And McCallister's two don't have quite the talents that Francis had. Incidentally the title is what Walter Brennan teaches McCallister to say if he wants his mules to give that 110%.

McCallister and Haver make a nice young couple. Not the greatest of films but a worthy debut for a legend.


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