George Johnson and his wife, Annabelle, have moved to the farm to live what George terms "the good life." We discover that George has several unusual ideas on how a farmer can "clean-up" by "throwing a few seeds around" for "it's natural for things to grow." Annabelle's kitchen garden proves a success, but George's first corn crop produces only nubbins. George then meets an elfin character, Mr. N (played by Billy Barty of Hollywood) who shows George the way modern fertilizers are utilized in farming whether in the citrus groves of Florida, peach orchards of Georgia, winter and summer pastures, tobacco land of the Carolinas, cotton in the southland, and wheatlands of Kansas. Through the operation of the Marshall brothers in Missouri, Mr. N illustrates good farming techniques in raising corn. As Mr. N concludes his "preaching" George asks why he never heard of him before. Mr. N assures him he would have, "if you'd been a real farmer." George hurries to tell Annabelle of his strange ... Written by
Michael Peterson of Lawrence, Kansas
Did You Know?
When Centron began work on this movie for Spencer Chemical Company in 1954, they decided to work Spencer's trademark, Mr. N, into the film, and that's when Billy Barty, famous Hollywood midget who was appearing on the Spike Jones and Pinky Lee TV shows, came into the picture. Barty was to wear a strange little green costume and when he first arrived at the studio, director Herk Harvey asked him, "Did you bring the costume I wanted you to bring?" Barty answered, "Oh, no, Herk, I forgot!" But Barty, with his wacky sense of humor, was just kidding. See more