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Two Weeks to Live (1943)

 -  Comedy  -  26 February 1943 (USA)
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When Abner is mistakenly diagnosed as having only two weeks to live, his partner gets the idea that they can make a ton of money by having Abner perform all kinds of dangerous stunts.

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Cast overview:
Chester Lauck ...
Lum Edwards (as Lum)
Norris Goff ...
Abner Peabody (as Abner)
Franklin Pangborn ...
Mr. Pinkney
Kay Linaker ...
Mrs. Madge Carmen
Irving Bacon ...
Omar Tennyson Gimpel
Herbert Rawlinson ...
J.J. Stark Sr.
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Professor Albert Frisby (as Ivan Simpson)
Rosemary La Planche ...
Miss LaPlanche, Dr. O'Brien's Nurse
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When Abner is mistakenly diagnosed as having only two weeks to live, his partner gets the idea that they can make a ton of money by having Abner perform all kinds of dangerous stunts.

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misdiagnosis | train

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The "Back-Home" Boys Turn Big-City Jinx-Busters!

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When Lum & Abner arrive at Gold City to check out their railroad, there's a shot of a dilapidated shack with a dangling sign. This shot is flipped; the letters are backwards. A minute later, they actually walk in front of the shack; now the sign leans in the opposite direction and the letters are in the right order. See more »

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Amusing minor effort
27 March 2005 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

I got this out of the 88 cent bin at Wal-Mart. As Lum and Abner peaked in popularity about 15 years before I was born, I didn't know much about them. I wasn't expecting much but this was an amusing B movie. Lum and Abner are a couple of country bumpkins who go to the big city. We have all seen this type of thing many times before, and they do some humor based on a hick's unfamiliarity with the big city, but it never regresses to Beverly Hillbillies type humor. There was no big laughs but I did get some chuckles. I am sure some jokes passed me by that those familiar with the characters would have caught. The movie does have some interesting characters like the window washer and his invisible dog, the guy who invents a Jekyll and Hyde type formula and the always amusing Franklin Pangborn. It is a zany comedy that feels just a bit restrained from making it an anarchy type comedy like the Marxes. If you like old comedy and see this in the 88 cent bin at Wal-Mart, it is worth picking up.


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