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Mexican Hayride (1948)

Approved | | Comedy , Romance | December 1948 (USA)
Two con men selling phony stock flee to Mexico ahead of the law, where they run into a woman friend from their earlier days, who is now a bullfighter.

Director:

Charles Barton (as Charles T. Barton)

Writers:

Oscar Brodney (screenplay), John Grant (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Harry Lambert
Lou Costello ... Joe Bascom
Virginia Grey ... Montana
Luba Malina ... Dagmar
John Hubbard ... David Winthrop
Pedro de Cordoba ... Señor Martinez
Fritz Feld ... Professor Ganzmeyer
Tom Powers ... Ed Mason
Pat Costello Pat Costello ... Tim Williams
Frank Fenton ... Gus Adamson
Chris-Pin Martin ... Mariachi Leader (as Chris Pin Martin)
Sid Fields ... Reporter (as Sidney Fields)
Flores Brothers Trio Flores Brothers Trio ... Trio
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Two con men selling phony stock flee to Mexico ahead of the law, where they run into a woman friend from their earlier days, who is now a bullfighter.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abbott und Costello im Lande der Kakteen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,032,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Neither Abbott nor Costello wanted to make this movie. Bud hated the script; Lou wanted a different cast. Universal suspended both of them for a week, and filming began two days behind schedule. See more »

Goofs

After the bull sends the barrel (with Lou inside) flying into the center of the bullring and it crashes, you can momentarily see the wires attached to the barrel. See more »

Quotes

AP reporter: [to Joe] Remember, in the future, when a reporter comes in and asks you for an interview - don't talk so much!
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Connections

Featured in The World of Abbott and Costello (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Is It Yes, or Is It No?
(uncredited)
Music by Walter Scharf
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Played during the opening and end credits
Played by Flores Brothers Trio and sung by Luba Malina
Played as background music often
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Classic Abbott and Costello
23 January 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Two con men selling phony stock flee to Mexico ahead of the law, where they run into a woman friend from their earlier days, who is now a bullfighter.

The plots of the various movies don't really matter one way or the other. What really matters are the gags. I loved the painting gag, even though I saw the punchline coming. And the Smith / Jones routine is the sort of back and forth people love from this duo (myself included).

I think the comedy duo tends to be best remembered today (2017) for their series of films meeting the Universal monsters. But let's not forget some gems like this one, which has aged surprisingly well.


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