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.