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Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)

Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.

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Al Stewart
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Wilbert Smith
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Dorothy McCoy
Kirby Grant ...
Clark Winfield
Joe Sawyer ...
Kalem McCoy
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Devil Dan Winfield
Ida Moore ...
Granny McCoy
Shaye Cogan ...
Clora McCoy
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Aunt Huddy
Guy Wilkerson ...
Uncle Clem McCoy
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Luke McCoy (as Bob Easton)
Virgil S. Taylor ...
Jasper Winfield
Russell Simpson ...
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Target Judge
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Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.

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26 July 1951 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Margaret Hamilton was already famous for playing a witch in her legendary role as "The Wicked Witch of the West" in the movie " The Wizard of Oz (1939)" and was ranked #4 on the American Film Institute's villain's list of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains. See more »

Quotes

[after walking into an old beat-down cabin]
Wilbert: How could my kin folks ever live in a joint like this?
Al Stewart: Probably your forefathers lived here.
Wilbert: I beg your pardon?
Al Stewart: I said probably your forefathers lived here before you.
Wilbert: My four fathers?
Al Stewart: Yes.
Wilbert: I didn't have four fathers.
Al Stewart: Sure, you did.
Wilbert: If I did, only one came home nights.
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Connections

Featured in The World of Abbott and Costello (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

You'll Be Jes' Another Notch on Father's Shotgun
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Written by Lyn Duddy, Jerry Bresler and Joan Edwards
Performed by Dorothy Shay
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Mildly amusing at best, creepy at worst
25 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

In "Comin' Round the Mountain" a 14-year-old girl (actually the actress who plays her looks about 25, but that's beside the point) has the hots for Lou Costello, and after they both drink a love potion Lou falls in love with her and she gets the hots for Bud Abbott! At another point Lou says "You can't marry a 10-year-old girl...unless you come from these hills". And I thought these films were supposed to be clean, wholesome entertainment!

The comedy never gets beyond the mildly amusing, the portrayal of the "country hicks" is totally stereotypical, and although Dorothy Shay is quite beautiful, her singing takes up too much screen time. The ending (which I won't spoil here) is by far the cleverest part - it has the kind of absurdist inspiration that the film needed more of. (**)


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