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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
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Clark Winfield
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Kalem McCoy
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Devil Dan Winfield
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Granny McCoy
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Clora McCoy
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Aunt Huddy
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Uncle Clem McCoy
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Luke McCoy (as Bob Easton)
Virgil S. Taylor ...
Jasper Winfield
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Target Judge
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Gangster in Night Club
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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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The Real McCoy  »

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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 seeing a goat]
Wilbert: Funny-looking dogs they got down here.
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Connections

Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

You Broke Your Promise
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Written by George Wyle, Irving Taylor and Eddie Pola
Performed by Dorothy Shay
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Bud&Lou Go a Feudin'
6 May 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The feud is on between the Wingfields and the McCoys when Bud Abbott discovers his clients, hopeless magician Lou Costello and the Park Avenue hillbilly Dorothy Shay are both McCoys and Costello's inherited concertina holds the secret to a treasure of hidden gold. So off they go to the Appalachins where Costello's arrival sets off the feud that had pretty much died down.

Bud and Lou get themselves a good supporting cast with a group of players used to rustic roles. I'm wondering how the folks at Universal missed getting Judy Canova and Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride in this film. Lou's best scene involves him haggling with a hag played by Margaret Hamilton in her wicked witch makeup over some love potion with each making a voodoo doll of the other to poke holes in.

Dorothy Shay was just about at the end of her peak of popularity which started post World War II. She was a singer with a warm contralto who decided to play up her southern roots. Dorothy made a whole lot of hillbilly ditties popular back in those days and her big hit song, Feudin' a Fussin' and a Fightin' was still selling good in 1951 when Comin' Round the Mountain came out. I have it and also a vinyl record of a Bing Crosby radio show where she sang that song as a trio number with herself, Bing, and Groucho Marx. She did what very few did in Abbott and Costello pictures, hold her own with the boys and not get lost in the supporting cast.

It's not the best of their films, but still enjoyable and just wait till you see the treasure that they do find.


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