It Ain't Hay (1943)





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In one of their most genial comedies -- based on a Damon Runyon story -- Bud Abbott and Lou Costello have to help one friend (Cecil Kellaway) replace his beloved carriage horse, and another friend (Leightno Noble) put together a US Army camp show. Through a misunderstanding, they take what they think is a worthless nag from a racetrack stall, only to discover that they've actually stolen "Tea Biscuit," the world's greatest racehorse. Not only are the authorities after the pair -- who try to hide the horse in their hotel room -- but so is freelance trouble-shooter Eugene Pallette (who already has had one unrelated run-in with the boys), and complicating matters even further are three racetrack touts (led by Shemp Howard) who want to cash in on the mistake. Grace McDonald and Patsy O'Connor), along with bandleader Noble and the Step Brothers, provide the music and dancing in this wild romp, that takes us from New York's Central Park to the racetrack at Saratoga.
Classics , Comedy
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Mike Mazurki
as Bouncer
Charles Bennett
as S.P.C.A. Driver
Eugene Pallette
as Gregory Warner
Bud Abbott
as Grover Mockridge
Cecil Kellaway
as King O'Hara
Lou Costello
as Wilbur Hoolihan
Samuel S. Hinds
as Col. Brainard
Shemp Howard
as Umbrella Sam
Grace McDonald
as Kitty McClain
Richard Lane
as Slicker
Paul Dubov
as Tout
Wade Boteler
as Reilly
Spec O'Donnell
as Newsboy
Barry Macollum
as Hack Driver
Eddie Quillan
as Harry the Horse
Andrew Tombes
as Big-hearted Charlie
Herbert Heyes
as Manager
Harry Strang
as Policeman
Patsy O'Connor
as Princess O'Hara
Pierre Watkin
as Maj. Harper
Sammy Stein
as Bouncer
Herb Vigran
as Man in Mike Room
Harry Harvey
as Shorty
Ralph Peters
as Man at Mike
Matt Willis
as Bouncer
Jack Norton
as Drunk
Kit Guard
as Fighter
Eddie Foster
as Grafter
Robert E. Homans
as Policeman
Leighton Noble
as Pvt. Joe Collins
Tom Hanlon
as Radio Announcer
Kate Lawson
as Matron
Janet Ann Gallow
as Little Girl
Eddie Bruce
as Good Humor Man
Frank Penny
as Ticket Seller
Fred Cordova
as Attendant
Rod Rogers
as Jockey
The Step Brothers
as Themselves
The Vagabonds
as Musical Specialty
Harold De Garro
as Stilt-Walker
David Hacker
as Chauncey the Eye
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