Li'L Abner

  • 1940
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

An unfunny rendition of Al Capp's delightful comic strip finds Owen running about the town of Dogpatch to elude that most dreaded of institutions, marriage. O'Driscoll is the hillbilly lady who wants him just as much as he doesn't want her. The potential for comedy was enormous considering the source material, but LI'L ABNER never does the comic strip justice....read more

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An unfunny rendition of Al Capp's delightful comic strip finds Owen running about the town of Dogpatch to elude that most dreaded of institutions, marriage. O'Driscoll is the hillbilly lady who wants him just as much as he doesn't want her. The potential for comedy was enormous considering

the source material, but LI'L ABNER never does the comic strip justice. Everyone runs around with a variety of southern accents which make much of the film incomprehensible. The direction shows no sense at all of what to do with the material, and the comic talents of Keaton, Kennedy, and Conklin

are wasted. A musical version of LI'L ABNER, based on the Broadway show, followed in 1959.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: An unfunny rendition of Al Capp's delightful comic strip finds Owen running about the town of Dogpatch to elude that most dreaded of institutions, marriage. O'Driscoll is the hillbilly lady who wants him just as much as he doesn't want her. The potential f… (more)

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