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Good Sam (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 September 1948 (USA)
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
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Nelson
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Mrs. Nelson
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Chloe
Dick Ross ...
Claude
Lora Lee Michel ...
Lulu
Bobby Dolan Jr. ...
Butch
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Mr. Butler
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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

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 25, 1950 with Ann Sheridan reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Rev. Daniels: He doesn't drink?
Lucille 'Lu' Clayton: No. Sometimes I wish he did.
Rev. Daniels: Gamble?
Lucille 'Lu' Clayton: No, but I'd prefer it to what he's doing.
Rev. Daniels: He isn't in love with somebody else.
Lucille 'Lu' Clayton: Yes. Everybody. He loves everybody. He's in love with the human race and even animals and bird life and fish. Why he wouldn't even swat a fly nor any of those... those leeches who cling to him. He just can't help helping people.
Rev. Daniels: And that's bad? Well, how does that affect your life?
Lucille 'Lu' Clayton: What life? Oh, alright. You say marriage is a case of give and take. Well, he ...
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Connections

References The Fugitive (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Part of the score at Christmastide
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A Lost Classic!!
6 November 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I recently had the opportunity to see this film after about 30 years and I think I enjoyed it more this time! What a wonderful film! This should be on the list of 'must sees' for any Gary Copper fan. The talented Cooper was able to play anything from a western to the wonderful, good hearted Sam. This is a light hearted look at the consequences that can occur when you extend yourself once too often. I never laughed so much at the comical situations that good ol' Sam gets himself into. The dead pan Ann Sheridan was the perfect choice for Sam's wife. She was really an untapped source as an actress, very underrated! If you have the chance to see this delightful film, please do, you won't be sorry!


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