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Li'l Abner (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Family | 2 June 1960 (UK)
As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race.

Director:

Melvin Frank

Writers:

Melvin Frank (screenplay), Al Capp (based on the comic strip by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Palmer ... Li'l Abner Yokum
Leslie Parrish ... Daisy Mae Scragg
Stubby Kaye ... Marryin' Sam
Howard St. John ... General Bullmoose
Julie Newmar ... Stupefyin' Jones
Stella Stevens ... Appassionata Von Climax
Billie Hayes ... Pansy ('Mammy') Yokum
Joe E. Marks Joe E. Marks ... Pappy Yokum
Bern Hoffman Bern Hoffman ... Earthquake McGoon
Al Nesor Al Nesor ... Evil Eye Fleagle
Robert Strauss ... Romeo Scragg
William Lanteau ... Available Jones
Ted Thurston Ted Thurston ... Senator Jack S. Phogbound
Carmen Álvarez Carmen Álvarez ... Moonbeam McSwine (as Carmen Alvarez)
Alan Carney ... 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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Taglines:

Oh happy day! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Peter Palmer received top billing for this, his first film role. He was recreating the role he played on Broadway. See more »

Goofs

On at least three occasions during Lil' Abner's meeting with General Bullmoose in Bullmoose's office, the boom mic remains center top of shot as the camera dollies out for a wider 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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Connections

Featured in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 19 May 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Unnecessary Town
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by the orchestra in the underscoring
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User Reviews

Great comedy-musical!
13 September 2003 | by samwise1usaSee all my reviews

What a treat! Every character is wonderfully and colorfully realized. The songs are indeed a breath of fresh air, similar to "How to succeed in Business without really trying". A great film for the whole family and those that loved the strip.

Watch out for Jerry Lewis [cameo role], Donna Douglas [Beverly Hillbillies], Valerie Harper [Rhoda from Mary Tyler Show and from the program of the afore mentioned name], as well as stand-out performances by Stubby Kaye as Marrying' Sam and Al Nessor as Evil Eye Fleagle.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Li'l Abner See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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