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John Grant (additional dialogue)
Robert Lees
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Release Date:
26 July 1951 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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

Produced by
Howard Christie .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lyn Duddy (uncredited)
Joan Edwards (uncredited)
 
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)
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
77 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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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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Soundtrack:
Agnes ClungSee more »

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Weak A&C with Too Much Singing, 20 February 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

Right off the bat I knew this wouldn't be one of Abbott and Costello's better comedies because the movie starts off with Dorothy Shay singing a novelty song that goes on forever. It wouldn't be the last time either. Shay has four or five songs in this movie! Who's the star here? I watch an Abbott and Costello movie for comedy, not forgettable songs. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a song here or there. But this was too much. It felt like they were more concerned with providing a showcase for Shay than worrying about making a good comedy.

The plot centers on Lou discovering he's related to Dorothy. So Kentucky native Shay accompanies the boys to her home. From here, we get a lot of jokes about hillbillies, feuds, and marrying 14 year-old cousins. I don't mind laughing at these types of jokes when they're clever, but this is all pretty tired. Even the presence of Margaret Hamilton can't save it, although that's the best scene.

Let me say that, while I didn't care much for her songs, Shay does have a likable quality about her and she's a perfectly fine singer. She's not bad to look at, either. Just wish there had been less of her singing her corny songs and more focus on comedy. I don't think I laughed more than once and that was during Hamilton's scene. The whole thing plays like one overlong cartoon. I don't know if it's the worst Abbott and Costello movie, but it's one of them.

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