Based on the popular radio series "Lum and Abner," "Dreaming Out Loud" (1940) follows the backwoods Jot 'Em Down General Store proprietors (Chester Lauck, Norris Goff) through a series of misadventures as they try their hand at problem-solving, matchmaking, and playing detectives. With Frances Langford. Then, in "The Bashful Bachelor" (1942), Lum tries to win over a woman (ZaSu Pitts) by proving his bravery through a series of rescues of his partner. Lauck and Goff also star. Next, Lum and Abner leave their Arkansas general store and head off to D.C. to show off their war effort idea, a new "synthetic rubber" derived from Abner's homemade licorice. "So This Is Washington" (1943) stars Lauck, Goff, Roger Clark. And, Lum and Abner are bequeathed a railroad but must first come up with some cash, which, through a strange twist of fate, sends Abner to Mars in a rocketship, in "Two Weeks to Live" (1943). With Lauck, Goff, Franklin Pangborn. 4 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.