Young Scattergood Baines arrives in the small New England town of Coldriver. Through some shrewd business maneuvering, he manages to open up a hardware store. Twenty years later he has ... See full summary »

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Young Scattergood Baines arrives in the small New England town of Coldriver. Through some shrewd business maneuvering, he manages to open up a hardware store. Twenty years later he has become a prosperous and respected member of the community, a member of the local school board and the owner of a railroad that transports timber to the local sawmill. Problems begin to arise, however, when a young schoolteacher he has hired turns out to be not quite what he expected, and the mill owners pressure Scattergood to sell them his railroad, with the idea of raising the transportation fees paid to them by the local loggers. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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21 February 1941 (USA)  »

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Main Street Scandal  »

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in New York City Friday 12 September 1947 on WNBT (Channel 4) and in Los Angeles Monday 31 January 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »

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Followed by Scattergood Pulls the Strings (1941) See more »

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Folksy Humor
1 March 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

It's a little startling to see Guy Kibbee in a toupee -- actually two toupees, since the movie begins with a prologue with him as a young man -- but once you grow used to him, he looks perfectly natural.

By the time the main story begins, Kibbee, or Scattergood Baines, the eponym of this movie, is the owner of a hardware store and the leading citizen of Cold River -- good, folksy advice is free. This is the first of a small series done from a series of story by Clarence Buddington Kelland and while it not a great movie, it is very pleasantly directed by underrated old hand Christy Cabanne, who manages to insert the occasional interesting shot when the mood calls for it. All in all, a pleasant second feature.


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