Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! ()

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In 1948 rural America, two stepbrothers compete for the same gal and the younger brother buys two untamed mules for work projects while the older brother tries to sabotage him.


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Rad McGill
Daniel 'Snug' Dominy
Tony Maule
Judith Dominy
Eufraznee 'Bean' McGill
Stretch Dominy
Milt Dominy
Robert 'Roarer' McGill
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mac - a Lumberjack (uncredited)
Guy Beach ...
Elmer (uncredited)
Ken Christy ...
Sheriff Tod Bursom (uncredited)
Mike Malone (uncredited)
Ted (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ...
Dugan (uncredited)
Eugene Jackson ...
Stable Hand - Tony (uncredited)
Lee MacGregor ...
Ches Forrester (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ...
Frank the Barber (uncredited)
Betty (uncredited)
Judge Stillwell (uncredited)
Girl leaving Church Service (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ...
Joe the Barber (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ...
Mrs. Lucy McGill (uncredited)
Charles Woolf ...
Jeff (uncredited)

Directed by

F. Hugh Herbert

Written by

F. Hugh Herbert ... (screenplay)
George Agnew Chamberlain ... (novel)

Produced by

Walter Morosco ... producer

Music by

Cyril J. Mockridge ... (as Cyril Mockridge)

Cinematography by

Ernest Palmer ... director of photography

Film Editing by

J. Watson Webb Jr. ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

Harmon Jones ... editorial supervisor
Bernie Cooper ... montage: second unit (uncredited)

Art Direction by

Albert Hogsett
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

Set Decoration by

Stanley Detlie
Thomas Little

Costume Design by

Bonnie Cashin

Makeup Department

Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Myrtle Ford ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Ernie Parks ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Frank Prehoda ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

Robert E. Goux ... unit production manager (uncredited)
Raymond A. Klune ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Bert Briskin ... assistant director (uncredited)
Eli Dunn ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Don B. Greenwood ... property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

Eugene Grossman ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)

Visual Effects by

Fred Sersen ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

Walter Castle ... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Roy Ivey ... camera operator (uncredited)
Eddie Ledgerwood ... grip (uncredited)
Ray Nolan ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director
Sam Benson ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)

Music Department

Earle Hagen ... orchestrator
Lionel Newman ... conductor
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
Maurice De Packh ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Rose Steinberg ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Other crew

Leonard Doss ... associate technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus ... technicolor color director
Michael Audley ... dialogue director (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Light-hearted, old-style romance about a farm-hand who arranges to buy a pair of mules from his employer. No one is able to handle the mules and he must train them. Adding to his dilemma, he pursues his boss's daughter who gets her kicks out of keeping him guessing about her true feelings. Of course, at the end he tames both the mules and the girl. Written by Kieran Lee

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Also Known As
  • Summer Lightning (United States)
  • Summer Lightning (Ireland, English title)
  • Summer Lightning (United Kingdom)
  • Bagarre pour une blonde (France)
  • Skudda-u! Skudda-ey! (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 95 min
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Trivia This is generally considered to be the "screen debut" of Marilyn Monroe, although most of her footage was cut. She is visible just for a fleeting second or less as she descends the church steps and says, "Hi Rad," to June Haver's character as everyone is coming out of church on Sunday morning. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess (1996). See more »
Soundtracks Blow the Man Down See more »
Quotes Daniel 'Snug' Dominy: [he sits down at the table] Sorry I'm late
Judith Dominy: Get that dog outta here
Daniel 'Snug' Dominy: Oh, leave him be. He won't hurt none
Judith Dominy: Get that dog out of my house!
Milt Dominy: Your house? Your House! You leave the dog stay
Judith Dominy: I said I want the dog out of the house
Milt Dominy: I say the dog stays. Did you hear me?
Daniel 'Snug' Dominy: Yes, sir. I heard ya. Get down, Ruff. Boy am I hungry! Hey, where are my hot cakes?
Judith Dominy: You're late. This is a farm, not a hotel
Milt Dominy: Fix the boy his breakfast
Judith Dominy: Let him fix it his-self
Milt Dominy: Woman, I'm sickened to death with your harp'...
Judith Dominy: I ain't a gonna waste no more of my life...
[they shout over each other]
Milt Dominy: For once in your life, your gonna shut up and listen me. Nine year ago, my Marti died. You was all for joining hands and a home. You and your boy, Stretch here, along with me and Snug. No sugar-cured ham was ever smoother to the taste until you got me hog-tied in marriage
Stretch Dominy: Nobody held a gun in your ribs
Milt Dominy: But from that moment to this here, your clammer-hammer tongue ain't never ceased a-swinging like an old cow's tail. It ain't so much the fact that your a woman keeps me from beating you up, it's the thought of how much you and this worthless son of yours would like to land me in jail. Tell you what I'm going to do with you. I'm through
[he gets up]
Milt Dominy: I'm getting out. I stuck it out as long as Snug here was little and needed care - even such care as you've give' him. But that day has gone - and I'm going with it. I never should have quit the sea and I'm shipping back to sea again right this minute.
Judith Dominy: You don't daerst.
[she rises]
Judith Dominy: You're afraid. The years ashore have made you soft. Like a fly drown-ded in honey, you'll be stuck here till you die
Milt Dominy: I'll show you how soft I be. I'll show you how stuck I be.
[he gets his hat and coat from the closet]
Milt Dominy: You watch me. You watch me walk out that door right now with nought but my two feet and my two good hands. You just watch me. And I ain't a-coming back
[he exits]
Daniel 'Snug' Dominy: Atta Boy, Pa!
[he runs to join his father]
Judith Dominy: I done it! I run him out. I run him out good and his brat along with him.
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