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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:

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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)

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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 walking into an old beat-down cabin]
Wilbert: How could my kin folks ever live in a joint like this?
Al Stewart: Probably your forefathers lived here.
Wilbert: I beg your pardon?
Al Stewart: I said probably your forefathers lived here before you.
Wilbert: My four fathers?
Al Stewart: Yes.
Wilbert: I didn't have four fathers.
Al Stewart: Sure, you did.
Wilbert: If I did, only one came home nights.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Why Don't Someone Marry Mary Ann?
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Written by Britt Wood and George Beatty
Performed by Dorothy Shay
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Weak A&C with Too Much Singing
20 February 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Right off the bat I knew this wouldn't be one of Abbott and Costello's better comedies because the movie starts off with Dorothy Shay singing a novelty song that goes on forever. It wouldn't be the last time either. Shay has four or five songs in this movie! Who's the star here? I watch an Abbott and Costello movie for comedy, not forgettable songs. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a song here or there. But this was too much. It felt like they were more concerned with providing a showcase for Shay than worrying about making a good comedy.

The plot centers on Lou discovering he's related to Dorothy. So Kentucky native Shay accompanies the boys to her home. From here, we get a lot of jokes about hillbillies, feuds, and marrying 14 year-old cousins. I don't mind laughing at these types of jokes when they're clever, but this is all pretty tired. Even the presence of Margaret Hamilton can't save it, although that's the best scene.

Let me say that, while I didn't care much for her songs, Shay does have a likable quality about her and she's a perfectly fine singer. She's not bad to look at, either. Just wish there had been less of her singing her corny songs and more focus on comedy. I don't think I laughed more than once and that was during Hamilton's scene. The whole thing plays like one overlong cartoon. I don't know if it's the worst Abbott and Costello movie, but it's one of them.


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