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Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)

Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

John Grant (additional dialogue), Robert Lees | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Shaye Cogan ... Clora McCoy
Margaret Hamilton ... Aunt Huddy
Guy Wilkerson ... Uncle Clem McCoy
Robert Easton ... Luke McCoy (as Bob Easton)
Virgil S. Taylor Virgil S. Taylor ... Jasper Winfield
Russell Simpson ... Judge
Hank Worden ... Target Judge
Jack Kruschen ... Gangster in Night Club
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Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Real McCoy See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

You'll Be Jes' Another Notch on Father's Shotgun
(uncredited)
Written by Lyn Duddy, Jerry Bresler and Joan Edwards
Performed by Dorothy Shay
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Mildly amusing at best, creepy at worst
25 March 2007 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

In "Comin' Round the Mountain" a 14-year-old girl (actually the actress who plays her looks about 25, but that's beside the point) has the hots for Lou Costello, and after they both drink a love potion Lou falls in love with her and she gets the hots for Bud Abbott! At another point Lou says "You can't marry a 10-year-old girl...unless you come from these hills". And I thought these films were supposed to be clean, wholesome entertainment!

The comedy never gets beyond the mildly amusing, the portrayal of the "country hicks" is totally stereotypical, and although Dorothy Shay is quite beautiful, her singing takes up too much screen time. The ending (which I won't spoil here) is by far the cleverest part - it has the kind of absurdist inspiration that the film needed more of. (**)


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