6.7/10
15
2 user

Scattergood Baines (1941)

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 »

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Small-town store owner Scattergood Baines helps a runaway boy find his father, who has escaped after being unjustly imprisoned, and a young chemist who is trying to invent a color ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Guy Kibbee, Bobs Watson, Susan Peters
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Scattergood meets the new owner of the local newspaper, Dunker Gillson. One of Gillson's first tasks is to interview the wealthy but reclusive Quentin sisters, Lydia and Cynthia, who have ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Guy Kibbee, John Archer, Margaret Hayes
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When Martin Knox, a friend of Scattergood's who owns a horse-breeding farm, is killed in a harness race Scattergood tells Martin's son Dan that he will send him to college if he forgets ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Guy Kibbee, Jed Prouty, Dorothy Moore
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Scattergood finds out that his neighbor, Elly Drew, is going to sell her home to support her son David, an aspiring playwright who is in New York City trying to get his play produced. ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Guy Kibbee, Emma Dunn, Joyce Compton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Scattergood Baines
...
Helen Parker
...
Johnny Bones
Dink Trout ...
Pliny Pickett
...
Mirandy Baines
...
Hipp
...
Clara Potts
Lee 'Lasses' White ...
Ed Potts
Kate Harrington ...
Gertrude Brown
...
Keith
...
Crane
...
McKettrick
Paul White ...
Young Hipp
...
Jim Barton
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 February 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Main Street Scandal  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in New York City Friday 12 September 1947 on WNBT (Channel 4), in Baltimore Saturday 26 June 1948 on WBAL (Channel 11), in Los Angeles Monday 31 January 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4), and in Chicago Saturday 28 May 1949 on WGN (Channel 9). See more »

Connections

Followed by Scattergood Meets Broadway (1941) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Folksy Humor
1 March 2006 | by 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.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Kevin Smith's Top 3 Sundance Movies in 90 Seconds

Kevin Smith reveals his favorite Sundance movies of all time. Plus, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz shares some "secret" information about his new spy-thriller series, "Counterpart."

Watch now