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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

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

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Comedy | Musical | Family

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Release Date:

15 June 1961 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

El país de la alegría  »

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(Westrex)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Valerie Harper earned her SAG card by appearing as one of the dancers in this movie. See more »

Goofs

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

Mammy Yoakum: [talking about going to the city] You gals are going to have to go through a before-marriage custom called *engagement*.
Moonbeam McSwine: Engagement, what's that?
Mammy Yoakum: That's the part before the gal says "Shore do!" and the preacher says "Go to!"
Moonbeam McSwine: How long this engagement thing last?
Mammy Yoakum: Sometimes a whole month.
Moonbeam McSwine: A whole month? What are they, insecure?
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Referenced in Rhinestone (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

What's Good for General Bullmoose
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Howard St. John, Stella Stevens, Ted Thurston and uncredited male 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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