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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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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)  »

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Trivia

Film debut of Beth Howland. See more »

Goofs

In the final wedding scene, there is a long shot early in the song where the boom mic is plainly visible, well down in the top center, for the entire shot. See more »

Quotes

Mammy Yoakum: Is you inferring you has money?
Earthquake McGoon: Lady, I is filthy with it.
Mammy Yoakum: Mister, you is filthy without it.
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Referenced in Sweet Home Alabama (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Matrimonial Stomp
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Stubby Kaye
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10 July 2002 | by (New York) – 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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