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The Bashful Bachelor (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | 19 March 1942 (USA)
Lum Edwards is annoyed with his partner in Pine Ridge's Jot-'em-Down general store, Abner Peabody, because Abner has swapped their delivery car for a racehorse. Lum is also too timid to ... See full summary »

Director:

Malcolm St. Clair

Writers:

Chester Lauck (story), Norris Goff (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chester Lauck ... Lum Edwards
Norris Goff ... Abner Peabody
Zasu Pitts ... Geraldine (as ZaSu Pitts)
Grady Sutton ... Cedric Wiehunt
Oscar O'Shea ... Squire Skimp
Louise Currie ... Marjorie
Constance Purdy Constance Purdy ... Widder Abernathy
Irving Bacon ... Sheriff / Fire Chief
Earle Hodgins ... Joseph Abernathy
Benny Rubin ... Pitch Man
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Storyline

Lum Edwards is annoyed with his partner in Pine Ridge's Jot-'em-Down general store, Abner Peabody, because Abner has swapped their delivery car for a racehorse. Lum is also too timid to propose to Geraldine, so he involves Abner in a "rescue" effort which nearly gets both of them killed. They try again, and this time Geraldine is impressed. Lum writes a proposal note, but Abner, by mistake, delivers it to the Widder Abernathy, who has been ready to remarry for years. This puts Lum in a peck of trouble until the sheriff appears with the Widder's long-gone and hiding husband. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy

Certificate:

Approved
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Followed by Goin' to Town (1944) See more »

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Faithful to the radio show
14 July 2006 | by farmsutahSee all my reviews

Lum and Abner's radio show was a slice of Media Americana representing the 30s. Their radio audience was used to 15 minute bites of the happenings at the Jot-em-Down Store and this is what the picture tries to recreate. There is little plot, 5-6 mini story lines within the film, and tons of whimsy. No, it is not Gone with the Wind, or Star Wars, but it is Lum and Abner brought to the cinema screen.

Listen to a few weeks of their 15 min radio show. Corny, but.. And then the movie will make sense of what the producers/directors were trying to capture.

And they did, very well for bringing Lum and Abner to life.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1942 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$165,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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