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Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 27 September 1948 (Sweden)
In 1948 rural America, two stepbrothers compete for the same gal and the younger brother buys two untamed mules for work projects while the older brother tries to sabotage him.

Director:

F. Hugh Herbert

Writers:

F. Hugh Herbert (screenplay), George Agnew Chamberlain (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
June Haver ... Rad McGill
Lon McCallister ... Daniel 'Snug' Dominy
Walter Brennan ... Tony Maule
Anne Revere ... Judith Dominy
Natalie Wood ... Eufraznee 'Bean' McGill
Robert Karnes ... Stretch Dominy
Henry Hull ... Milt Dominy
Tom Tully ... Robert 'Roarer' McGill
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Light-hearted, old-style romance about a farm-hand who arranges to buy a pair of mules from his employer. No one is able to handle the mules and he must train them. Adding to his dilemma, he pursues his boss's daughter who gets her kicks out of keeping him guessing about her true feelings. Of course, at the end he tames both the mules and the girl. Written by Kieran Lee <kjl@kjl.st-andrews.ac.uk>

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A 20th Century-Fox encore hit !

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1948 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer Lightning See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonora, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Peters was tested for a role. See more »

Quotes

Daniel 'Snug' Dominy: [he sits down at the table] Sorry I'm late
Judith Dominy: Get that dog outta here
Daniel 'Snug' Dominy: Oh, leave him be. He won't hurt none
Judith Dominy: Get that dog out of my house!
Milt Dominy: Your house? Your House! You leave the dog stay
Judith Dominy: I said I want the dog out of the house
Milt Dominy: I say the dog stays. Did you hear me?
Daniel 'Snug' Dominy: Yes, sir. I heard ya. Get down, Ruff. Boy am I hungry! Hey, where are my hot cakes?
Judith Dominy: You're late. This is a farm, not a hotel
Milt Dominy: Fix the boy his breakfast
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Alternate Versions

At least two versions were in circulation at one time: one with Marilyn Monroe's single line of dialog intact, and another in which her line was cut out. See more »

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Referenced in Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend (1987) See more »

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Pop Goes the Weasel
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Played when Bean is introduced
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Certainly transcends titular 'Scuddy' suggestion
10 March 2006 | by Waiting2BShockedSee all my reviews

First, the good news; this isn't a Red Skelton comedy, as one might fairly presume on the basis of its dismally uningratiating title.

Second, the bad news (which turns out not really so bad after all), it's actually just another 40s Fox B-movie horsey drama.

Thirdly, the factual news. Yes, this IS Marilyn Monroe's first screen performance with dialogue, albeit in this print consisting of a salute of "Hi!" to June Haver over and done with before the retina has any chance to pass muster over the event. Speculation and debate still seems to rage over whether or not alternate versions of this film, featuring alternate MM footage, exist (chiefly some business in a canoe, which certainly I did not see in this particular print).

Lastly, the reality of the film itself and revelation of the title mystery. Homesteader half-brothers bicker tiresomely over mule raising and racing - yes, MULES. The title refers to the human call used to rouse them into action; but against the odds this is far from as asininely scripted as that synopsis would lead you to expect.

Not that that is to concede much, but it must be remarked upon that the Technicolor production is endearingly mounted by Ernest Palmer (slumming inbetween 'big' projects), with verdance particularly resplendent in the farming sequences. On the thespian front, Revere does her Fox-standby bit as a resilient matriarch (despite being only in her mid 40s), in addition to 9-year-old Natalie Wood; churning out sarcastic aphorisms almost worthy of WC Fields, but totally unsmackable due to the precocious sagacity of her delivery.


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