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Li'l Abner (1959)

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 »

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

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El país de la alegría See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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

The top of the scenery and several lights are visible on the upper right throughout much of the "Jubilation T. Cornpone" number, and other scenes in the Dogpatch set. See more »

Quotes

Sen. Jack S. Phogbound: I'll bet you were wondering what I've been doing up there in Washington, D.C. these past eighteen years.
Mammy Yoakum: We didn't care, as long as you was there and we was here!
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Connections

Referenced in Rhinestone (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Put 'Em Back
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Carmen Álvarez, Valerie Harper, Beth Howland, Hope Holiday and The Dogpatch Wives
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Fabulous Fifties Musical Time Capsule
24 May 2002 | by scotcolfordSee all my reviews

Sure, it's hokey, brash, and fairly simple. It's a living *cartoon*! The songs and jokes are very dated ... which is fantastic! Li'l Abner is actually a fabulous political satire from the 50's. Not only that, but thankfully Michael Kidd's original athletic choreography from Broadway has been captured for posterity. And, hey. Any film that features Valerie Harper, Beth Howland, and Julie Newmar before they were stars ... plus Leslie Parrish (author Richard Bach's wife!) as Daisy Mae ... jeesh. It's a national treasure!


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