The Tollivers and the Calhouns are always fussin’ ’an’ a-feudin’, which makes things difficult for Emmy Lou, a Tolliver, and Lee Roy, a Calhoun. The story of the 200-year old battle even appears in a scandal sheet ’Strange But True.’ A couple of near-bankrupt New York publishing houses send agents to sign up the conflicting families. It ain’t easy having to go to the town of Lonesome Polecat. It’s filled with colorful characters like Ruby Perkins, who not only is a whiz at terrible jokes, she also knows how to catch a husband. Wait till you meet Maw Tolliver and her daughters, Petunia and Dulcy. Stand back (and we mean WAY back!) when you see Bubba and Goober. Watch Paw Calhoun confuse Shirley Temple with Rin Tin Tin the Wonder Dog. Talk about raising the roof then bringing the house down!