Li'l Abner Poster

Release Date: 1959

DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
In this adaptation of the classic comic strip about Dogpatch, Daisy Mae (Leslie Parrish) intends to catch Li'l Abner (Peter Palmer) on Sadie Hawkins Day, so he'll be forced to marry her. But before then, the small town learns it's been declared the most useless place in the country and will be used as an atomic test bomb site, unless they can prove their worth. Abner's mother, Mammy Yokum (Billie Hayes), could have the answer -- but even her Yokumberry tonic might not be enough to save Dogpatch.

Cast: Peter Palmer, Leslie Parrish, Stubby Kaye, Julie Newmar, Howard St. John, Stella Stevens, Billie Hayes, Joe E. Marks

Director: Melvin Frank

Genres: Musical comedy

Keywords: Love, Rivalry, Playful, Marriage, Mother, Offbeat, 1950s, Amusing, Love triangle, Pursuit, Small town

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