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Mister Scoutmaster (1953)

Approved | | Comedy | 2 September 1953 (USA)
Snobby TV star (Clifton Webb) worries that he is out of touch with the younger generation and that's why his TV show is failing. He becomes a Boy Scout leader in an effort to "get in touch.... See full summary »

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Robert Jordan
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Dr. Stone
George Winslow ...
Mike Marshall (as George 'Foghorn' Winslow)
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Helen Jordan
Veda Ann Borg ...
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Orley Lindgren ...
Ace
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Herbie Weber
Jimmy Moss ...
Vernon Swanson
Sammy Ogg ...
Harold Johnson
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Christy Kerns
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Arthur
Mickey Little ...
Chick
Jon Gardner ...
Larry
Sarah Selby ...
Mrs. Weber
Amanda Randolph ...
Savannah, the Maid
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Snobby TV star (Clifton Webb) worries that he is out of touch with the younger generation and that's why his TV show is failing. He becomes a Boy Scout leader in an effort to "get in touch." Overnight hikes and other adventures follow, all centered around one small boy who takes a liking to the old curmudgeon. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Mister Scoutmaster Director Henry Levin and and young cast member Jimmy Hawkins were re-united in 1980 when Mr. Hawkins turned to Producing. Jimmy hired Mr. Levin to direct the NBC MOW 'Scout's Honor' starring Gary Coleman. It was loosely based on Mister Scoutmaster. Mr. Levin died on the set while directing the final scene of 'Scout's Honor'. Mr. Hawkins gathered the cast and crew together the next morning to finish directing the production. Mr. Coleman dedicated the movie in honor of Mr. Levin. See more »

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Grumpy old man becomes pack leader
8 November 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A middle aged man, Robert Jordan, set in his ways, takes on a boy scout troop after his predecessor leaves under duress. Jordan takes on the pack mostly to learn what the boys like so he can revive his flagging radio program which is losing it's appeal to the younger set. He has a rough go at first with the boys, especially so with Mike, an 8 year old who forms an attachment for the older man which is anything but reciprocated. Do things work out for Jordan and the scouts? Check out this entertaining and amusing film from the old days.


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