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Good Sam (1948)

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Sam Clayton has a good heart and likes to help out people in need. In fact, he likes to help them out so much that he often finds himself broke and unable to help his own family buy the things they need--like a house.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Clayton
Lu Clayton
Reverend Daniels
H.C. Borden
Shirley Mae
Clinton Sundberg ...
Minerva Urecal ...
Mrs. Nelson
Louise Beavers ...
Dick Ross ...
Lora Lee Michel ...
Bobby Dolan Jr. ...
Matt Moore ...
Mr. Butler
Netta Packer ...
Mrs. Butler
Carol Stevens ...
Mrs. Adams


Sam Clayton has a good heart and likes to help out people in need. In fact, he likes to help them out so much that he often finds himself broke and unable to help his own family buy the things they need--like a house.

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He'll take the whole world . . . and you to his heart !


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

1 September 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

'n Duivel van een man  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 7, 1949 with Gary Cooper reprising his film role. See more »


Rev. Daniels: He doesn't drink?
Lucille 'Lu' Clayton: No. Sometimes I wish he did!
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References The Fugitive (1947) See more »


Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Part of the score at Christmastide
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Wonderful Holiday Movie!
24 December 2007 | by (Austin, United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie, it has such a wonderful message! I first saw it while I was living in Kansas City; one of the local television stations broadcast it during the holidays. I taped it because I loved it so much. Unfortunately that tape didn't survive multiple moves, so I was glad to see that it was available on VHS. However, I think this version on VHS tape has a scene missing; I remember that in the version on television there was a scene half way through the movie where Chloe, Lu's maid plays football in the front yard with the rest of the family. It was hilarious and a lot of fun! The VHS version I bought didn't have that. I wonder if anyone knows what may have happened there. All in all, it is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I always have to see it around the holidays. I hope you all enjoy it.

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