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It Ain't Hay (1943)

Approved | | Comedy , Musical | 19 March 1943 (USA)
Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse.

Director:

Erle C. Kenton

Writers:

Damon Runyon (story "Princess O'Hara"), Allen Boretz (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bud Abbott ... Grover Mockridge
Lou Costello ... Wilbur Hoolihan
Grace McDonald ... Kitty McGloin
Cecil Kellaway ... King O'Hara
Eugene Pallette ... Gregory Warner
Patsy O'Connor Patsy O'Connor ... Peggy / Princess O'Hara
Leighton Noble ... Private Joe Collins
Shemp Howard ... Umbrella Sam
Samuel S. Hinds ... Colonel Brainard
Eddie Quillan ... Harry the Horse
Richard Lane ... Slicker
David Hacker David Hacker ... Chauncey the Eye
Andrew Tombes ... Big-Hearted Charlie
Wade Boteler ... Reilly
Selmer Jackson ... Grant
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Storyline

Adaptation of the Damon Runyon story 'Princess O'Hara', in which the horse of a street vendor is replaced by a racehorse.

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Taglines:

4 HIT TUNES by Harry Revel and Paul Francis Webster..."Sunbean Serenade" "Old Timer" "Glory Be" "Hang Your Troubles on a Rainbow" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hold Your Horses See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the "Glory Be" number you can see the cast march past a poster of Who Done It? (1942), the previous Bud Abbott and Lou Costello movie, which was also directed by Erle C. Kenton. See more »

Goofs

When Grover places his $100 bet, he places it on Teabiscuit's entered number. However, the horse with that number didn't win, so the ticket is worthless. Never mind that Teabiscuit won the race; bets at the track are on numbers, not on names. See more »

Quotes

Umbrella Sam: [when asked why he always carries his umbrella, rain or shine] How should I know... I'm a Damon Runyon character!
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Connections

Remake of Princess O'Hara (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunbeam Serenade
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Patsy O'Connor, Grace McDonald and Leighton Noble
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It's a shame
21 August 2006 | by wpseffelSee all my reviews

This film has not been restored and the Bud and Lou routines are great with perfect timing. One of their best routines are when they are by the race horse which is pulling the open carriage and Lou is briefed on the horse being a mudder and that the horse eats his fodder. The Step Brothers dancing scene is top rate and I haven't seen anything like it anywhere else. The Damon Runyon dialogue is great but because of the studios and family licensing differences, this film will pass into oblivion. What a shame this will be lost when so many would really enjoy it. The copies that are available are of such poor quality you really can't enjoy them.


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