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Good Sam (1948)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  1 September 1948 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sam Clayton
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Lu Clayton
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Reverend Daniels
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H.C. Borden
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Shirley Mae
Clinton Sundberg ...
Nelson
Minerva Urecal ...
Mrs. Nelson
Louise Beavers ...
Chloe
Dick Ross ...
Claude
Lora Lee Michel ...
Lulu
Bobby Dolan Jr. ...
Butch
Matt Moore ...
Mr. Butler
Netta Packer ...
Mrs. Butler
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Ruthie
Carol Stevens ...
Mrs. Adams
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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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He'll take the whole world . . . and you to his heart !

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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1 September 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

'n Duivel van een man  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Leo McCarey shot two different endings and let remarks by preview audiences determine which one to use. See more »

Quotes

Lucille 'Lu' Clayton: Why can't people stand on their OWN two feet and have a baby?
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Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #10.34 (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

There's No Place Like Home (Home, Sweet Home)
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Music partly composed, and arranged by H.R. Bishop from a Sicilian air
Lyrics by John Howard Payne (1823)
Played by the Salvation Army band and sung by William Frawley
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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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