Li'l Abner (1940 film)

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Li'l Abner
Directed by Albert S. Rogell
Produced by Lou L. Ostrow
Written by Al Capp
Tyler Johnson
Charles Kerr
Starring Jeff York
Martha O'Driscoll
Mona Ray
Johnnie Morris
Buster Keaton
Music by Lucien Moraweck
Edited by W. Donn Hayes
Otto Ludwig
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release dates November 1, 1940
Running time 78 minutes
Language English

Li'l Abner is a 1940 film based on the comic strip of the same name created by Al Capp. The three most recognizable names associated with the film are Buster Keaton as Lonesome Polecat, Jeff York as Li'l Abner, and Milton Berle, who co-wrote the title song.

This was the first of two films based on the popular Al Capp strip, the second being Paramount's 1959 musical, Li'l Abner, which was also based on the hit 1956 Broadway musical of the same name.

Billie Stewart and Jeff York

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Li'l Abner becomes convinced that he is going to die within twenty-four hours, so agrees to marry two different girls: Daisy Mae (who has chased him for years) and Wendy Wilecat (who rescued him from an angry mob). It is all settled at the Sadie Hawkins Day race.

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