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Two Weeks to Live

Two Weeks to Live(1943)

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In the onscreen credits, Chester Lauck and Norris Goff, the stars of the film, are referred to only as their fictional radio characters, "Lum" and "Abner." According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, the surprise success of The Bashful Bachelor, the previous "Lum and Abner" film, led RKO to ask exhibitors to single bill this film to allow for extended bookings. Another news item in Hollywood Reporter asserts that Lauck and Goff were forced to live on the lot during the filming of this picture because of the production's tight schedule and because the application of their makeup required three hours per day. This was the third picture in the "Lum and Abner" series, which began in 1940. For additional information about the series, see the entry for Dreaming Out Loud in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.1128 and consult the Series Index.