Lum and Abner were the biggest stars at the height of American radio. The ulta-successful team would move on to motion pictures later in their career, ever enhancing their unhinged popularity. The Bashful Bachelor finds the country bumpkins engaged in staged accidents and rescues in order to woo the beautiful Geraldine (Zasu Pitts). The high jinks continue with everything from horseracing to wrongly delivered engagement proposals. Lum and Abner delight with jokes and melodrama at a time when America needed a pleasant distraction from World War II. The Bashful Bachelor filled that need then, just as it enchantingly fills it today.