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Li'l Abner (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Family | 2 June 1960 (UK)
As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race.

Director:

Melvin Frank

Writers:

Melvin Frank (screenplay), Al Capp (based on the comic strip by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Palmer Peter Palmer ... Li'l Abner Yokum
Leslie Parrish ... Daisy Mae Scragg
Stubby Kaye ... Marryin' Sam
Howard St. John ... General Bullmoose
Julie Newmar ... Stupefyin' Jones
Stella Stevens ... Appassionata Von Climax
Billie Hayes ... Pansy ('Mammy') Yokum
Joe E. Marks Joe E. Marks ... Pappy Yokum
Bern Hoffman Bern Hoffman ... Earthquake McGoon
Al Nesor Al Nesor ... Evil Eye Fleagle
Robert Strauss ... Romeo Scragg
William Lanteau William Lanteau ... Available Jones
Ted Thurston Ted Thurston ... Senator Jack S. Phogbound
Carmen Álvarez Carmen Álvarez ... Moonbeam McSwine (as Carmen Alvarez)
Alan Carney ... Mayor Daniel D. Dogmeat
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As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race. A senator comes to visit to tell the residents of Dogpatch that their town is to be used as an atomic bomb testing ground, unless they can find *something* necessary about the town. Could Mammy Yokum's Yokumberry tonic (which Abner has taken every day since he was a baby) be the key? Written by Anonymous

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COMES ALIVE IN TECHNICOLOR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Film debut of Beth Howland. See more »

Goofs

Studio lights can be seen in many scenes (especially in letterbox). See more »

Quotes

Gen. Bullmoose: [talking about Appassionata von Climax] She works for me. She gets a salary, and she sort of lives in my house.
Li'l Abner Yokum: [to Appassionata von Climax] Really? Does that mean you gets bed and board, ma'm?
Appassionata Von Climax: Extremely!
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Connections

Referenced in Sweet Home Alabama (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Wish It Could Be) Otherwise
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Peter Palmer and Leslie Parrish (singing dubbed by Imogene Lynn)
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Oh Yeah???
10 July 2002 | by westeggSee all my reviews

Li'l ABNER is among the most exuberant '50s musicals around. What is possibly wooden about the performances? Just look at Julie Newmar! The cast and music is first rate from start to finish. It's so easy to trash a film; this one does not deserve such treatment. Li'l ABNER has high energy, a stylish production design and certainly worth a look.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Westrex)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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