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Li'l Abner (1959)

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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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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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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COMES ALIVE IN TECHNICOLOR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Musical | Family

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15 June 1961 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Aventuras de Ferdinando  »

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(Westrex)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Billie Hayes, who portrayed Li'l Abner's Mother "Mammy" Yokum, is actually younger than Peter Palmer who portrayed Li'l Abner. See more »

Goofs

The top of the scenery and several lights are visible on the upper right throughout much of the "Jubilation T. Cornpone" number, and other scenes in the Dogpatch set. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Bullmoose: Appasionata, you should have been here an hour ago! Why are you so late?
Appassionata Von Climax: I had to make up.
Gen. Bullmoose: Your face?
Appassionata Von Climax: No, with the chauffeur... we had a fight!
Gen. Bullmoose: [to his cronies] Remind me to fire that chauffeur!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Put 'em Back
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Carmen Álvarez and uncredited female cast
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Excellent film version of a brilliant stage musical
23 July 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews



This film preserves one of the great musical theatre treats from the Broadway stage. A funny, off-beat musical version of Al Capp's comic strip effectively transfered to the screen. The songs are splendid and match the mood of the show perfectly. They are satirical, witty and droll and the score is first class. Another Panama and Frank classic.


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