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Li'l Abner (1959)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Family  |  15 June 1961 (Mexico)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Palmer ...
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Stubby Kaye ...
Howard St. John ...
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Appassionata Von Climax
Billie Hayes ...
Pansy ('Mammy') Yokum
Joe E. Marks ...
Bern Hoffman ...
Earthquake McGoon
Al Nesor ...
Evil Eye Fleagle
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Romeo Scragg
William Lanteau ...
Available Jones
Ted Thurston ...
Senator Jack S. Phogbound
Carmen Álvarez ...
Moonbeam McSwine (as Carmen Alvarez)
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Mayor Daniel D. Dogmeat
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The stage production of "Lil Abner" opened at the St. James Theater in New York on November 15, 1956 and ran for 693 performances. Edith (Edie) Adams won the 1957 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Musical for "Li'l Abner" for portraying Daisy Mae. Stubby Kaye, Billie Hayes, Julie Newmar, Robert Karl and Hope Holiday recreated their stage roles in the movie version. See more »

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In several shots in the film the top of the backing can be seen, which reveals some of the top of the sound stage and lighting grids. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Daniel D. Dogmeat: Romeo Scragg, do you claim to be Daisy Mae's kith an' kin?
Romeo Scragg: Yes, and that's the whole trouble.
Mayor Daniel D. Dogmeat: Trouble?
Romeo Scragg: Yeah, I'd like to kith her, but I don't think I kin!
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Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Great Movie!!!
22 November 2004 | by (South Bend, IN) – See all my reviews

This is one of the finest musical comedies around! It's an eclectic mix of political satire, music and wry humor. Al Capp's satirical genius comes through loud and clear. Listen to the words of "Jubilation T. Cornpone"! You can't help but appreciate this show in light of the political climate in the past decade. Al Capp's insight into the political machinery is as relevant today as it was over 50 years ago. The satire in this movie may be lost on Generation X'ers, but those of us who have lived through more than 3 national elections can appreciate it's relevance. It crosses all political boundaries and indiscriminately pokes fun at both sides of the aisle. Give this movie a chance, and look at it with the right frame of mind, and you're in for a real treat!


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