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The working title of this film was Dollar a Year Man. The names of Chester Lauck and Norris Goff do not appear on the screen. They are credited instead as "Lum and Abner." Although a Hollywood Reporter production chart places Jimmy Dodd in the cast, his appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. This picture was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Recording. According to a memo from the War Department Office of Censorship, contained in NARS, the War Department forbade RKO to export this film because it ridiculed rationing, disparaged national legislators and made fun of a high-ranking Army doctor. For additional information on the "Lum and Abner" series, please consult the Series Index and see the entry for Dreaming Out Loud in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.1128.