Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Though Republic's Shantytown keeps threatening to become a musical, it's essentially a romantic drama built around the thespic talents of new discovery Mary Lee. The star plays Liz Gorey, a hoydenish lass from the wrong part of town who'd rather play sandlot baseball than anything else. In the course of events, Liz is instrumental in the salvation of Bill Allen (John Archer), a young-and married-mechanic who gets mixed up with a gang of bank robbers. Of special interest to movie buffs is the fact that John Archer's screen wife is played by his real-life spouse Marjorie Lord. Though Archer and Lord eventually divorced, the union lasted long enough to produce a daughter, who grew up to become film actress Anne Archer.