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Lil' Abner


Film based on the comic strip by Al Capp.

Li'l Abner is a 1940 film based on the comic strip Li'l Abner 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 Li'l Abner (1959 film), which was also based on the hit Li'l Abner (musical).
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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.


  • Li'l Abner Yokum played by Jeff York
  • Daisy Mae Scraggs played by Martha O'Driscoll
  • Pansy "Mammy" Yokum played by Mona Ray
  • Lucifer "Pappy" Yokum played by Johnnie Morris (actor)
  • Lonesome Polecat played by Buster Keaton
  • Cousin Delightful played by Billie Seward
  • Wendy Wilecat played by Kay Sutton
  • Granny Scraggs played by Maude Eburne

See also

  • Al Capp
  • Li'l Abner
  • Sadie Hawkins Day
  • Dogpatch
  • Dogpatch USA
  • Salomey (cartoon pig)

Category:American films
Category:1940 films
Category:Li'l Abner
Category:1940s comedy films
Category:RKO Pictures films
Category:Films based on comic strips


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