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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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Genres:

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

Al Stewart: Now listen your next turn at the Turkey Shoot and we gotta beat those Winfield's.
Wilbert: You know I don't know how to shoot a gun.
Al Stewart: Didn't you learn how to shoot in the Army?
Wilbert: I was in the Cavalry. What kind of bullets come out of a pitchfork?
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Connections

Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Agnes Clung
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Written by Hessie Smith and Dorothy Shay
Performed by Dorothy Shay
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A Few Highlights Here, just not enough for the Boys
6 March 2005 | by DKosty123See all my reviews

There is too little of prime Abbott & Costello in this but there is some crackling dialog when they arrive in Kentucky and Abbott says to Costello "Smell that Kentucky Bluegrass.." Costellos retort to this is by far the best dialog in the film.

The section with Margaret Hamilton is corny but well done. While not their best work, these highlights make it worth viewing. It does not sink as far as Africa Screams, & the music in it is almost as obtrusive as some of their early military comedies. At least Costello clowns around with some corny instruments in some of the jug-band sequences.

I do think it is far from their worst film. If the plot was more centered on the family feud & less on insane romances, it would work a lot better.


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