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Li'l Abner (1940)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  9 November 1940 (USA)
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The goings-on in the rural Southern community of Dogpatch, USA.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff York ...
Li'l Abner Yokum (as Granville Owen)
Martha O'Driscoll ...
Daisy Mae Scraggs
Mona Ray ...
Johnnie Morris ...
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Lonesome Polecat
Billie Seward ...
Cousin Delightful
Kay Sutton ...
Wendy Wilecat
Maude Eburne ...
Granny Scraggs
Johnny Arthur ...
Montague
Walter Catlett ...
Barber
Edgar Kennedy ...
Cornelius Cornpone
Lucien Littlefield ...
The Sheriff / Mr. Oldtimer
Charles A. Post ...
Earthquake McGoon
Bud Jamison ...
Hairless Joe
Frank Wilder ...
Abijah Gooch
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The goings-on in the rural Southern community of Dogpatch, USA.

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9 November 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bange for piger  »

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[first lines]
Granny Scraggs: Daisy Mae! Come on, Daisy Mae. It's gettin' up time.
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Li'l Abner
Written by Ben Oakland, Milton Drake and Milton Berle
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Not a classic, but not bad either
5 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, so this is as hokey as they come, but really sort of enjoyable. Jeff York as Li'l Abner is good, and Martha O'Driscoll as Daisy Mae is beautiful, so how can you go wrong?

This film spends about the first 30 minutes establishing the locations and characters, and the final 43 minutes resolving the (thin) plot structure that revolves around both a Sadie Hawkins day race and Earthquake McGoon's capture and subsequent escape. The final 10 minutes are really fast paced with Wendy Wildcat and Daisy chasing after poor L'il Abner as he attempts to evade marriage.

Hey, not a classic, but not bad either.


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