After The Courtship of Miles Standish bombed, a bankrupted Charles Ray had to go back to working for other studios and trying to regain the audience he had lost. His role in this rural comedy was much like those that had made him famous -- the country boy who eventually gets the girl -- but Ray was past his prime, and he did not see a return to his previous success. Lem Blossom (Ray) is the fire chief in the rural village of Mosville. He is in love with Mary Griggs (Duane Thompson), as is Tom Perkins, a pumpkin purchaser for a cannery (Hallam Cooley). Perkins frequently interrupts Mary's dates with Lem by sounding false fire alarms. A pumpkin crop in the North is ruined by frost and Lem comes up with the idea of cornering the pumpkin market. Perkins, of course, does everything he can to put an end to this plan. The Griggs home catches fire and Lem rescues Mary and her family with the aid of a pump he invented himself. Father Griggs (Bert Woodruff) helps Lem sell his pumpkins at a premium, and Lem wins Mary.
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