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Li'l Abner (1940)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff York ...
Li'l Abner Yokum (as Granville Owen)
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Johnnie Morris ...
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Lonesome Polecat
Billie Seward ...
Cousin Delightful
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Wendy Wilecat
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Granny Scragg
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Montague
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Barber
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Cornelius Cornpone
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The Sheriff / Mr. Oldtimer
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Earthquake McGoon
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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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YOUR FAVORITE CARTOON CHARACTER ALIVE ON THE SCREEN (reissue poster-all caps) See more »

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9 November 1940 (USA)  »

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This is the movie that Allie and Noah watched in the movie "The Notebook ". See more »

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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
Sung by "Martha O'Driscoll'
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Busted Flat in Dogpatch
14 June 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In rural Dogpatch, most eligible young women want to marry hunky Jeff York (as Li'l Abner). Curly blonde Martha O'Driscoll (as Daisy Mae) tries to arouse Mr. York with cleavage and a twisted ankle, but York doesn't want to get hitched. When a phony doctor gives him 24 hours to live, he reconsiders. Also turned on by dark-haired Kay Sutton (as Wendy Wilecat), York eventually finds himself engaged to both women. Based on Al Capp comic strip, this version of "Li'l Abner" is flat and uninspired. It does have an interesting cast of veterans, though, including Buster Keaton (as Lonesome Polecat) doing his stone-faced Indian schtick.

*** Li'l Abner (11/1/40) Albert S. Rogell ~ Jeff York, Martha O'Driscoll, Buster Keaton, Maude Eburne


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