A curiously neglected film musical, Frank's "Li'l Abner" was successfully stylized in ways that Mankiewicz's "Guys and Dolls" wasn't, as personified by the vivid "Sadie Hawkins Day Ballet," wisely lifted directly from Michael Kidd's Broadway original by Dee Dee Wood.
The film: “Li’l Abner” (1959)
The director: Melvin Frank
The number: "Sadie Hawkins Day Ballet"
The composer: Gene De Paul
The choreograher: Michael Kidd, recreated by Dee Dee Wood
The dancers: The ensemble
The cinematographer: Daniel L. Fapp
The editor: Arthur P. Schmidt
The production designers: J. McMillan Johnson and Hal Pereira