Two Weeks to Live (1943)





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The title of this "Lum 'N' Abner" comedy isn't explained until the film is half over. Chester Lauck and Norris Goff repeat their radio characterizations of Lum and Abner, proprietors of the Jot-Em-Down Store in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. This time, the boys journey to Chicago, where Abner hopes to collect his share of an inheritance, only to find out that they're responsible for their "benefactor's" debts. Required to take a medical exam, Abner is incorrectly informed that he has only two weeks to live (from the motion picture of the same name). In their efforts to raise enough money to square their debts, Our Heroes get mixed up with a Nazi spy ring. When this plot point is abruptly dropped (indeed, it looks as though the script was being made up as it went along), Abner agrees to take an experimental rocket trip to Mars for a huge cash sum. The climactic special effects are as ridiculous as the rest of the film; even so, Two Weeks to Live did well at the box-office thanks to the popularity of the Lum 'N' Abner radio show.
Classics , Comedy
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RKO Radio Pictures

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Franklin Pangborn
as Mr. Pinkney
Kay Linaker
as Mrs. Madge Carmen
Chester Lauck
as Lum Edwards
Norris Goff
as Abner Peabody
Irving Bacon
as Gimpel
Ivan Simpson
as Prof. Frisby
Danny Duncan
as Postman
Evelyn Knapp
as Secretary
Evalyn Knapp
as Secretary
Luis Alberni
as Van Dyke
Jack Rice
as Hotel Clerk
Tim Ryan
as Higgens
Oscar O'Shea
as Squire Skimp
Edward Earle
as Doctor
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