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Mister Scoutmaster (1953)

 -  Comedy  -  2 September 1953 (USA)
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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.... See full summary »

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Robert Jordan
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Mike Marshall (as George 'Foghorn' Winslow)
Frances Dee ...
Helen Jordan
Veda Ann Borg ...
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Orley Lindgren ...
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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 ...
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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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Allegri esploratori  »

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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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LOVE this movie. Great 50s reminiscence.

Clifton Webb as "Mr. Scoutmaster" is one of the all-time greats for comedy and remembering an innocence, now diminished in the world. I cannot understand why the networks like American Movie Classics and such do not show this movie, although I have requested it time and again.

This movie should be shown to children now for its portrayal of loyalty, respect, dedication and resolve to achieve the best possible on an individual basis. There is so much low self-esteem talked about in present daily lives, but this movie, among many, many others, would be a wonderful learning tool for the present-day younger generation to see what can be accomplished by common sense and decency and pride in yourself and your achievements to better yourself. Sad that this type of movie does not appeal to modern audiences. It certainly appealed to us 'baby boomer' generation of yesterday. OLD LESSONS ARE UNIVERSAL AND TIMELESS.


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