Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Originally released under the more informal cognomen Goin' to Town, this was the fifth RKO B-picture based on the popular radio series Lum 'N' Abner. This time Lum (Chester Lauck) and Abner (Norris Goff), proprietors of the Jot 'Em Down Store in Pine Ridge, Arkansas, talk their neighbors into mortgaging their land so that everyone can dig for oil. When the gushers fail to gush, L&A hightail it to Chicago, where they fall prey to a group of confidence artists. By conning the con-ners, our heroes manage to earn back all the money that their neighbors had lost in the failed oil scheme. The supporting cast of Goin' to Town includes such dependables as Grady Sutton, Herbert Rawlinson and Sam Flint, as well as a pretty new ingenue by the name of Barbara Hale.
con-artist, neighbor, oil, redemption