Comin' Round the Mountain

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  • 1951
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • 6.3  (1,430)

Comin' Round the Mountain is a hilarious comedy movie from 1951 starring the legendary comedy duo of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. The film also features the talented singer and actress Dorothy Shay. The movie was directed by Charles Lamont and produced by the famous Universal Studios. The story revolves around Bud and Lou, who play the roles of a pair of con artists named Slim and Tubby, respectively. The opening scene shows them as they hitch a ride on a milk truck headed towards a small town. They are trying to escape from a farmer whom they had just swindled in a card game, and the farmer is hot on their heels to get his money back.

Although Slim and Tubby think that they have evaded the farmer, they quickly realize that they have landed themselves in a different kind of trouble. They end up getting hired by the owner of the local amusement park, Harry (played by Kirby Grant), who is struggling to pay the park's bills and taxes.

To help Harry save the park, Slim and Tubby come up with an idea to introduce a new attraction to the park, a mechanical horse that can simulate a rodeo experience. However, things take a comical turn when the horse gets out of control and goes stampeding through the park, causing chaos and destruction everywhere.

Along the way, Slim and Tubby also encounter a beautiful singer named Judy (played by Dorothy Shay), who performs at a local nightclub. The two men quickly develop a crush on her and start competing for her affections, leading to many hilarious situations. Meanwhile, Harry's wife, Elvira (played by Adele Jergens), is jealous of Judy and tries to sabotage her performance in the nightclub.

The climax of the film takes place during the town's annual rodeo event, where Slim and Tubby team up with a real-life cowboy, Jeff (played by Joe Sawyer), to win the competition and save the park. However, they face stiff competition from a rival cowboy named Broncho Billy McCoy (played by Chill Wills), who is known for his ruthless tactics.

Comin' Round the Mountain is a classic example of the trademark humor of Abbott & Costello – packed with slapstick comedy, witty one-liners, and hilarious situations. The chemistry between the two comedians is superb, and they are ably supported by the rest of the cast, including Dorothy Shay, who delivers a memorable musical performance.

The movie also features some wonderful songs, including "The Mechanical Man", "It's a Wonderful World", and "The Bullfrog Jig". The film's musical score was composed by Walter Scharf, who went on to work with the duo in several other films.

Overall, Comin' Round the Mountain is a delightful family-friendly comedy that will have you in splits from start to finish. It showcases the comedic talent of Abbott and Costello, as well as featuring some fantastic musical performances by Dorothy Shay.

Comin' Round the Mountain is a 1951 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 17 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    1 hr 17 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (1,430)