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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 »

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Credited cast:
... Lum Edwards
... Abner Peabody
... Geraldine (as ZaSu Pitts)
... Cedric Wiehunt
... Squire Skimp
... Marjorie
Constance Purdy ... Widder Abernathy
... Sheriff / Fire Chief
... Joseph Abernathy
... Pitch Man
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... Angela Abernathy
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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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$165,000 (estimated)

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$675,000
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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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more adventures of Lum & Abner
3 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

Some big, fun names in this chapter of the radio-show-moved-to movies duo Lum and Abner. In this one, we also get Grady Sutton (was in some of the W.C. Fields films) and Zasu Pitts is "Geraldine". We also get to see Marni Nixon as "Angela Abernathy". Nixon dubbed in the singing voice for many of the singing stars of the 1950s and 1960s. In this story, the widow Abernathy (Nixon) is trolling for a husband and father for her horrible children. As usual, the guys are too busy helping out the local folks to make a profit at their own store. They end up with a horse, and then there's something about a kidnapping. None of this makes much sense, but we have fun going along for the ride. Very low key, safe, family entertainment. Also watch for larger than life Oscar O'Shea (plays the Squire); was in many of the great films, frequently background or uncredited roles. Directed by Malcom St. Clair, who also directed their "Two Weeks to Live". A fun way to knock off an hour and twenty minutes. Lots of puns, jokes, and witty thoughts.


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