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Louisiana Hayride (1944)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Music | 13 July 1944 (USA)
Two con men dupe a country bumpkin into giving them all of her money under the pretense that they'll make her a movie star. She and her family eventually track them in Hollywood, still ... See full summary »


Charles Barton


Paul Yawitz (screenplay), Paul Yawitz (story) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Judy Canova ... Judy Crocker
Ross Hunter ... Gordon Pearson
Richard Lane ... J. Huntington McMasters
Lloyd Bridges ... Montague Price
Matt Willis ... Jeb Crocker
George McKay George McKay ... Canada Brown
Minerva Urecal ... Ma Crocker
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Malcolm Cartwright
Eddie Kane Eddie Kane ... Warburton
Nelson Leigh ... Wiffle - Makeup Artist
Arthur Loft ... Studio Director
Robert Homans ... Police Officer Conlon
Russell Hicks ... H.C. Forbes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Graham ... Testing Director (scenes deleted)


Two con men dupe a country bumpkin into giving them all of her money under the pretense that they'll make her a movie star. She and her family eventually track them in Hollywood, still unaware they're being taken. The crooked pair enlist the help of a bellboy posing as a director and arrange for a fake screen test for the girl. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Judy Goes To Hollywood
22 April 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Louisiana Hayride finds Judy Canova and her hillbilly family being taken advantage of by a pair of sharpies, Richard Lane and George McKay. They convince the hillbilly thrush they're a pair of movie producers who are in love with their talent. But in fact they're in love with the new wealth that this hillbilly family has when they are paid for drilling rights. Sounds like another hillbilly family that made a fortune in oil.

The problem for the conmen is that they have to keep up an expensive front with this particular game, especially when they arrive in Hollywood. Bellboy and future producer himself Ross Hunter recognizes these two grifters for what they are persuades a friend, Lloyd Bridges, to in turn fleece them. Seems like Ross is sweet on that little hillbilly gal.

I was hoping to hear the Arthur Schwartz-Howard Dietz classic from which this film takes its title. I thought it would have been perfect for Canova and her style. Instead Kim Gannon and Walter Kent wrote two songs for Judy to sing, nothing in their that's Academy Award material.

Minerva Urecal as Judy's mom and Matt Willis as her shotgun totin' brother are also on the scene. And Hobart Cavanaugh who Minerva gets a little sweet on, proves to be the savior for her family.

Louisiana Hayride despite not having the song used is a pleasant enough film and typical of the roles Judy Canova played. She was a big star in red state America of the day.

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Release Date:

13 July 1944 (USA) See more »

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Rica y revoltosa See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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