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
Did You Know?
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
, Julie Newmar
, Robert Karl
and Hope Holiday
recreated their stage roles in the movie version. See more
General Bullmoose says about Abner and Ms. Von Climax, "Then, by community property, half of everything he owns, she owns." Community property doesn't work like that. If Abner owns any part of the Yokumberry entity, it's separate property, acquired before a marriage. And he doesn't own it anyway--his parents do. See more
[picking up Abner from Gen. Bullmoose's office, looking at Apassionata
Oh, General... you better fire that chauffeur!
Put 'em Back
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Carmen Álvarez
and uncredited female cast See more