The Bashful Bachelor

The Bashful Bachelor

Director: Malcolm St. Clair Cast: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Grady Sutton


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The Bashful Bachelor was the second of six 1940s B films inspired by the popular radio series Lum 'N' Abner. The two principal characters are the proprietors of the Jot 'Em Down Store in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Lum (Chester Lauck) endeavors to impress a marriageable middle-aged lady (ZaSu Pitts) by becoming a hero. Lum's partner Abner (Norris Goff) reluctantly agrees to pretend to be the victim of several staged accidents, so that Lum can come to the rescue and prove his courage. Somehow this ends with a slapstick horse race. Director Mal St. Clair reaps better results from Lum 'N' Abner than he would in his subsequent Laurel & Hardy comedies at 20th Century-Fox. The Bashful Bachelor was put together by independent Voco Productions, and released by RKO Radio.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2013
UPC: 0886470918263
Original Release: 1942
Source: Mr Fat - W Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:18:00
Sales rank: 68,025

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chester Lauck Lum Edwards
Norris Goff Abner Peabody
Grady Sutton Cedric
Oscar O'Shea Squire Skimp
Louise Currie Marjorie
Constance Purdy Widder Abernathy
Irving Bacon Sheriff
Earl Hodgins Joe
Benny Rubin Pitch Man
ZaSu Pitts Geraldine

Technical Credits
Malcolm St. Clair Director
Lud Gluskin Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Valle Gluskin Musical Direction/Supervision
Norris Goff Original Story
Paul Ivano Cinematographer
Chester Lauck Original Story
Duncan Mansfield Editor
Chandler Sprague Screenwriter
Jack William Votion Producer

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