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Release Date:
26 July 1951 (USA) See more »
Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions. | Add synopsis »
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Bud Abbott ... Al Stewart

Lou Costello ... Wilbert Smith

Dorothy Shay ... Dorothy McCoy
Kirby Grant ... Clark Winfield
Joe Sawyer ... Kalem McCoy

Glenn Strange ... Devil Dan Winfield
Ida Moore ... Granny McCoy
Shaye Cogan ... Clora McCoy

Margaret Hamilton ... Aunt Huddy
Guy Wilkerson ... Uncle Clem McCoy

Robert Easton ... Luke McCoy (as Bob Easton)
Virgil S. Taylor ... Jasper Winfield
Russell Simpson ... Judge

Hank Worden ... Target Judge

Jack Kruschen ... Gangster in Night Club

O.Z. Whitehead ... Zeke

Norman Leavitt ... Zeb
Peter Mamakos ... Gangster in Night Club
Stanley Waxman ... Clay

Dan White ... Mountaineer
Joe Kirk ... Bit Role
William Fawcett ... Old Mountain Man
Harold Goodwin ... Mountaineer
Jane Lee ... Fat Woman in Cafe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barry Brooks ... Gangster in Night Club
Shirlee Allard ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Betty Jane Barton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
James Clay ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Fred Crow ... Hillbilly & Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Hillbilly (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Hillbilly (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Hillbilly (uncredited)
Sherman Sanders ... Square Dance Caller (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Captain (uncredited)
Glen Walters ... Hillbilly (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Lamont 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Grant  additional dialogue
Robert Lees 
Frederic I. Rinaldo 

Produced by
Howard Christie .... producer
Cinematography by
George Robinson 
Film Editing by
Edward Curtiss 
Art Direction by
Bernard Herzbrun 
Richard H. Riedel  (as Richard Riedel)
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Joseph Kish  (as Joe Kish)
Costume Design by
Rosemary Odell 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Dewey Starkey .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Frank .... assistant director
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Robert Pritchard .... sound
John Kemp .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special photography
Carl Lee .... special effects (uncredited)
Vic Parks .... stunt double (uncredited)
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... musical director
Milton Rosen .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Larry Russell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Walter Schumann .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Milt Bronson .... dialogue director (uncredited)

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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
[after seeing a goat]
Wilbert:Funny-looking dogs they got down here.
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Lesser Abbott and Costello, 17 August 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)

** (out of 4)

Wilbert Smith (Lou Costello) meets a female country singer (Dorothy Shay) and soon realizes that he's a long lost relative to a famous redneck in Kentucky who rumor has it has a buried treasure. Their agent Al Stewart (Bud Abbott) decides they should all go back to the sticks to get the money but soon a bloody rivalry starts back up.

Abbott and Costello made several Western spoofs including the highly entertaining THE WISFUL WIDOW OF WAGON GAP but sadly this film isn't in the same league and on the whole it ranks near the bottom of the duo's films. That's not to say this is an awful movie because it isn't. There are several funny moments scattered throughout the film but there's just not enough to keep it fully entertaining and the musical numbers are all rather bland.

In fact, why on Earth would you start your movie off with Shay singing? This was an Abbott and Costello movie yet they open with Shay and then we get the duo doing a small gag before going back to the singer. I'm really not sure if they were just trying to force Shay into some sort of stardom but her songs here are rather lame and, to be honest, the skit from the boys isn't all that funny. There are a few funny moments scattered throughout but the highlight is the math game of a 40-year-old man falling in love with a 10-year-old girl and needing her age to catch up with his.

Both Abbott and Costello are in good form here but I think even they realized that the material wasn't all that great. Shay delivers a decent performance but the songs are forgettable. Joe Sawyer adds some nice support as does Glenn Strange and Margaret Hamilton steals the film in her sequence as a witch. Her and Costello's voodoo match being another highlight of the picture. COMIN' ROUND THE MOUNTAIN isn't one of the boy's best pictures but fans will still find a little humor in it.

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