Cinema: New Picture, Dec. 21, 1959

Li'l Abner (Paramount), the Hollywood version of the Broadway version of Al Capp's comic strip, is a great big overblown pink-walled synthetic two-time reCapp. Like all Capp, it is Rabelais for the retarded, but it will probably carry an impressive bundle to the bank.

Written, produced and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, who took the writing and production credits for the Broadway show, Li'l Abner boasts an appropriate Dogpatchy plot. After a nationwide survey, Dogpatch is declared "the most unnecessary place in these U.S.," and selected as the site of the next...

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