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The Bashful Bachelor (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | 19 March 1942 (USA)
Lum Edwards is annoyed with his partner in Pine Ridge's Jot-'em-Down general store, Abner Peabody, because Abner has swapped their delivery car for a racehorse. Lum is also too timid to ... See full summary »

Director:

Malcolm St. Clair

Writers:

Chester Lauck (story), Norris Goff (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chester Lauck ... Lum Edwards
Norris Goff ... Abner Peabody
Zasu Pitts ... Geraldine (as ZaSu Pitts)
Grady Sutton ... Cedric Wiehunt
Oscar O'Shea ... Squire Skimp
Louise Currie ... Marjorie
Constance Purdy Constance Purdy ... Widder Abernathy
Irving Bacon ... Sheriff / Fire Chief
Earle Hodgins ... Joseph Abernathy
Benny Rubin ... Pitch Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marni Nixon ... Angela Abernathy
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Storyline

Lum Edwards is annoyed with his partner in Pine Ridge's Jot-'em-Down general store, Abner Peabody, because Abner has swapped their delivery car for a racehorse. Lum is also too timid to propose to Geraldine, so he involves Abner in a "rescue" effort which nearly gets both of them killed. They try again, and this time Geraldine is impressed. Lum writes a proposal note, but Abner, by mistake, delivers it to the Widder Abernathy, who has been ready to remarry for years. This puts Lum in a peck of trouble until the sheriff appears with the Widder's long-gone and hiding husband. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1942 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$165,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Slo-o-o-o-o-o-ow..
14 September 2005 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Lum and Abner were a radio duo popular during the 30's and 40's. Their success led them to make a series of movies featuring their characters (Chester Lauk plays Lum and Norris Goff plays Abner). Now, I have never heard their radio program, so I can't vouch on the quality of the show, but if the Bashful Bachelor is any comparison, then my God, America was REALLY starved for entertainment back then.

Lum and Abner run a general merchandise store in a town, Abner's trading addiction somehow gets him a horse which they train for the local horse competition (which a nasty businessman has also a horse in). There's also a plot of Lum trying to woo a local lady in town by trying to be a hero, some bit about glasses, cans keep getting falling down and so on.

It's plain to see that this is one jumbled mess, Some plots disappear for a while, making us wonder what happened to them, and this is totally unnecessarily longer then it needs to be (which tells me that they padded this story heavily.. why? WHY??)


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