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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 / Humphrey Fish
Virginia Grey ... Montana / Mary
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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Storyline

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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Runtime:

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

When Joe/Humphrey throws the exploding enchilada at the escaping Harry, it can be seen bouncing on the ground to the left of the explosion. See more »

Quotes

Joe Bascom: Couldn't Jones make it?
Harry Lambert: Oh, sure, but he'd still be a smith.
Joe Bascom: How can a Jones be a Smith?
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Alternate Versions

Released on 8mm film as "No Bulls, Please" by Castle Films. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Cielito Lindo
(uncredited)
Written by Quirino Mendoza
Played by the mariachi band led by Chris-Pin Martin
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Abbott & Costello Go South of the Border
16 February 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Lesser Abbott & Costello film sees the boys hiding out in Mexico because Lou is wanted for being a forger and swindler. Except Lou is just an innocent dupe of Bud, who's the real crook. Part of the problem with this one lies right there in that description. Abbott & Costello aren't friends in this and Bud is kind of a tool. So you have Lou performing several routines with other characters instead of Bud. There are lots of pretty senoritas hanging around, so that's a plus. Lovely Virginia Grey is another plus. Some of the gags are pretty corny. A repeated gag involving Lou and samba music is particularly unfunny. It's not a bad movie and there are some laughs but something just doesn't click.


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