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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
Kay Sutton ...
Wendy Wilecat
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Granny Scragg
Johnny Arthur ...
Montague
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Barber
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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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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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[first lines]
Granny Scraggs: Daisy Mae! Come on, Daisy Mae. It's gettin' up time.
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Featured in The Notebook (2004) See more »

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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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Li'l Abner-this first filmed version-was amusing in spots if not overall
27 January 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

I had the DVD of this version of Al Capp's comic strip for years but it's only been now that I even bothered to watch it. The reason was because since I've been reviewing the Our Gang shorts-and films outside the series featuring at least one member from the series in it-in chronological order, this was next on the list. In this case, former member Mickey Daniels has a cameo in which he does his famous laugh. I also found out that a few supporting characters from various eps of the series are also in this movie like Johnny Arthur (Spanky's father in Anniversary Trouble, Darla's father in Night 'n' Gales and Feed 'Em and Weep), Hank Mann (Drunk worker at train station in Alfalfa's Double, Butch's father in Bubbling Troubles), Marie Blake (Butch's mother in Practical Jokers, the title role in Alfalfa's Aunt), and Edgar Kennedy (the cop in various OG shorts that starred Jackie Cooper). Of them all, only Kennedy was funny enough to me. There's some amusing sound effects and some pretty good visual gags and silent comedian Buster Keaton wasn't too bad with what he was given. In summary, this version of Li'l Abner was okay as entertainment.


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