Partners in Time (1946)

Squire Skimp has a new plan to swindle the people of Pine Ridge. However, Lum has something more important on his mind. He has to tell a young engaged couple on the verge of breaking up the story of how the Jot ’em Down store first started (through flashbacks). Based on characters from the popular “Lum and Abner” radio program of the time.

Director: William Nigh.
Stars: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Pamela Blake, John James, Teala Loring, Danny Duncan, Grady Sutton, Dick Elliott, Phyllis Kennedy, Ruth Lee, Charles Jordan, Ruth Caldwell.

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  1. January 21, 2020
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    I am not old enough to have heard LUM & ABNER when it first aired but have heard it on tape a number of times, enough to appreciate the simplified rural humor & extremely slow pace of Pine Ridge & the daily events of the old county shope, the Jot Em Down store. This is not a rush & tumble slapstick comedy but a gentle narrative of American archetypes & pure dominant small town American thought. Surprisingly sentimental for old time values & virtues (imagine a 1940’s film version of THE ANDY GRIFFTH SHOW) while ignoring the thorny elements small town living (also think Garrison Keller’s love/hate relationship with his Lake Woebegone stories) entail. These were popular enough to have a series of films based on the popular radio show; classic studio B film. Thanks for posting Jon.

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