Dreaming Out Loud (1940)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Release Date - Sep 30, 1940 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Dreaming Out Loud represented the film debut of radio favorites Lum 'N' Abner, aka Chester Lauck and Norris Goff. Proprietors of the Jot-Em-Down Store in Pine Ridge, AR, our heroes are currently preoccupied by their efforts to construct a mobile hospital unit in their community. In time-honored movie-comedy tradition, Lum 'N' Abner also set aside a moment or two to help out young lovers Dr. Kenneth Barnes (Robert Wilcox) and Alice (Frances Langford). More serious in nature than subsequent Lum 'N' Abner movie vehicles, the storyline is partially devoted to the search for the hit-and-run driver who struck down and killed lovable little Emmy Lou (Bobs Watson). Bandleader Phil Harris is allotted a surprisingly tiny amount of screen time, and isn't even afforded the chance to sing.

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general-store, store, townspeople, fundraiser, rurality, hit-and-run, matchmaker, comedian, radio