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Two Weeks to Live (1943)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 26 February 1943 (USA)
When Abner is mistakenly diagnosed as having only two weeks to live, his partner gets the idea that they can make a ton of money by having Abner perform all kinds of dangerous stunts.

Director:

Malcolm St. Clair

Writers:

Michael L. Simmons (original screen play by), Roswell Rogers (original screen play by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chester Lauck ... Lum Edwards (as Lum)
Norris Goff ... Abner Peabody (as Abner)
Franklin Pangborn ... Mr. Pinkney
Kay Linaker ... Mrs. Madge Carmen
Irving Bacon ... Omar Tennyson Gimpel
Herbert Rawlinson ... J.J. Stark Sr.
Ivan F. Simpson ... Professor Albert Frisby (as Ivan Simpson)
Rosemary La Planche ... Miss LaPlanche, Dr. O'Brien's Nurse
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When Abner is mistakenly diagnosed as having only two weeks to live, his partner gets the idea that they can make a ton of money by having Abner perform all kinds of dangerous stunts.

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The "Back-Home" Boys Turn Big-City Jinx-Busters!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1943 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Lum & Abner arrive at Gold City to check out their railroad, there's a shot of a dilapidated shack with a dangling sign. This shot is flipped; the letters are backwards. A minute later, they actually walk in front of the shack; now the sign leans in the opposite direction and the letters are in the right order. See more »

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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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A Delight to Hear, If Not to See
15 February 2007 | by spankymacSee all my reviews

Production values on this bit of nostalgia aren't terribly high, and many of the supporting characters aren't very believable, but this little movie is a joy to listen to. Lum and Abner are just as funny as they are on the radio.

It's very clear that later shows owed a debt to these two great comedians; where would the Beverly Hillbillies and Andy Griffith been without them? Lum and Abner did a lot to bring rural America into focus, and to pioneer the "country-bumpkin-does-well-despite-himself" genre.

This is one of several movies starring the denizens of Pine Ridge, Ark. I haven't seen the others yet, but I'll be looking for them.


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