Thursday, March 19, 2009

It Ain’t Hay (1943)

It Ain't Hay (1943)

Grover(Abbott) and Wilbur(Costello) need to find a horse to replace one that Wilbur inadvertently has killed. They accidentally steal the most famous Race Horse in the country, Tea Biscuit. A reward is offered for return of the horse and the boys realizing their mistake attempt to return the horse in time for the big race. Wilbur riding Tea Biscuit wins the race. However Grover is the only person to bet on the winning horse and they use the winnings to replace the horse they killed.

Not the best of their movies it is bogged down with way too many musical numbers which slow down the pace of the story. Abbott and Costello do three of their more famous routines "The Mudder Routine", "The Fodder Routine" and "The Fore Hoofs Routine". Although these routines are hilarious the rest of the movie has very little laughs in it. The movie was the last of Abbott and Costello to be released on video due to legal issue with the estate of the writer Damon Runyon.

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