Li'l Abner


1h 18m 1940

Film Details

Also Known As
Trouble Chaser
Release Date
Nov 1, 1940
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Vogue Pictures, Ltd.
Distribution Company
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the comic strip Li'l Abner by Al Capp, distributed by United Features Syndicate (1934--1977).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

Granny Scraggs urges Daisy Mae to marry, but Daisy is smitten by L'il Abner Yokum, the most eligible bachelor in Dog Patch, and refuses to consider hitching herself to anyone else. Li'l Abner, however, stubbornly resists the idea of love and marriage and remains impervious to Daisy Mae's charms. His attitude changes, however, when, stricken with a stomach ache, he consults with a barber, whom he mistakes for the distinguished Dr. Barbour. After being given only twenty-four hours to live by the false doctor, Li'l Abner rushes to kiss Daisy Mae, a pledge of marriage according to the code of the hills. He then decides to provide for Mammy and Pappy Yokum by capturing bank robber Earthquake McGoon of Skunk Holler for the twenty-five dollar reward. Li'l Abner gets his man but is trapped in the woods by the angry citizenry of Skunk Holler. Wendy Wilecat appears from behind some trees and offers to save Li'l Abner if he promises to marry her. Believing that he will be dead by morning, he consents. Much to Li'l Abner's surprise, he awakens the next morning to find that he is very much alive and the would-be groom to two brides. As Wendy and Daisy Mae play tug of war with Li'l Abner, Mayor Gurgle rules that whoever catches him during the Sadie Hawkins Day race can have him, and after a hard run race, Li'l Abner loses his bachelorhood to Daisy Mae.

Film Details

Also Known As
Trouble Chaser
Release Date
Nov 1, 1940
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Vogue Pictures, Ltd.
Distribution Company
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the comic strip Li'l Abner by Al Capp, distributed by United Features Syndicate (1934--1977).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

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Notes

The working title of this film was Trouble Chaser. In 1959, Paramount produced a musical verion of the Al Capp comic strip, also titled Li'l Abner, directed by Melvin Frank and starring Peter Palmer and Stubby Kaye. The 1959 version was based on the Broadway musical comedy Li'l Abner (15 November 1956) by Melvin Frank and Melvin Panama with songs by Johnny Mercer and Gene de Paul.