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Li'l Abner (1940)

Passed | | Comedy | 9 November 1940 (USA)
The goings-on in the rural Southern community of Dogpatch, USA.

Director:

Albert S. Rogell

Writers:

Charles Kerr (screenplay), Tyler Johnson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff York ... Li'l Abner Yokum (as Granville Owen)
Martha O'Driscoll ... Daisy Mae Scragg
Mona Ray ... Pansy 'Mammy' Yokum
Johnnie Morris Johnnie Morris ... Lucifer 'Pappy' Yokum
Buster Keaton ... Lonesome Polecat
Billie Seward ... Cousin Delightful
Kay Sutton ... Wendy Wilecat
Maude Eburne ... Granny Scragg
Johnny Arthur ... Montague
Walter Catlett ... Barber
Edgar Kennedy ... Cornelius Cornpone
Lucien Littlefield ... The Sheriff / Mr. Oldtimer
Charles A. Post ... Earthquake McGoon
Bud Jamison ... Hairless Joe
Frank Wilder Frank Wilder ... Abijah Gooch
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The goings-on in the rural Southern community of Dogpatch, USA.

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Taglines:

AL CAPP'S famous Comic Strip amazingly alive -- on the screen! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bange for piger See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vogue Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the movie that Allie and Noah watched in the movie "The Notebook ". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Granny Scraggs: Daisy Mae! Come on, Daisy Mae. It's gettin' up time.
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Connections

Featured in Icons of Comedy: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Li'l Abner
Written by Ben Oakland, Milton Drake and Milton Berle
Sung by "Martha O'Driscoll'
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User Reviews

Not a classic, but not bad either
5 December 2004 | by kitchentSee all my reviews

OK, so this is as hokey as they come, but really sort of enjoyable. Jeff York as Li'l Abner is good, and Martha O'Driscoll as Daisy Mae is beautiful, so how can you go wrong?

This film spends about the first 30 minutes establishing the locations and characters, and the final 43 minutes resolving the (thin) plot structure that revolves around both a Sadie Hawkins day race and Earthquake McGoon's capture and subsequent escape. The final 10 minutes are really fast paced with Wendy Wildcat and Daisy chasing after poor L'il Abner as he attempts to evade marriage.

Hey, not a classic, but not bad either.


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