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Li'l Abner (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Family | 15 June 1961 (Mexico)
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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Peter Palmer ...
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Stubby Kaye ...
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Joe E. Marks ...
Pappy Yokum
Bern Hoffman ...
Al Nesor ...
Evil Eye Fleagle
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William Lanteau ...
Ted Thurston ...
Carmen Álvarez ...
Moonbeam McSwine (as Carmen Alvarez)
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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)  »

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El país de la alegría  »

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(Westrex)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the actors and dancers from the 1956 Broadway version were cast in this film. 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

Daisy Mae: Why it's the Bar Harbor Scraggs.
Romeo Scragg: Yeah, they've been barred from every harbor in the country.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 (2004) See more »

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Matrimonial Stomp
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Stubby Kaye
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Oh Yeah???
10 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Li'l ABNER is among the most exuberant '50s musicals around. What is possibly wooden about the performances? Just look at Julie Newmar! The cast and music is first rate from start to finish. It's so easy to trash a film; this one does not deserve such treatment. Li'l ABNER has high energy, a stylish production design and certainly worth a look.


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