MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,692 this week

Mister Scoutmaster (1953)

 -  Comedy  -  2 September 1953 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 216 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 271 titles
created 02 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 86 titles
created 20 May 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 252 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mister Scoutmaster (1953)

Mister Scoutmaster (1953) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mister Scoutmaster.

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In early 1900s' Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children. With an office in Harrisburg and an office in Philadelphia, he ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Charles Coburn
Souls at Sea (1937)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Gary Cooper, George Raft, Frances Dee
Biography | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa, from his early days in the Marine Corps Band through the Spanish-American War in 1898.

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Clifton Webb, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget
Forbidden (1932)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In this romance a librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten, Françoise Rosay
Dreamboat (1952)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.

Director: Claude Binyon
Stars: Clifton Webb, Ginger Rogers, Anne Francis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An urbane, sharp-tongued expert on how to stay young interrupts a lecturing tour to prove his theory at a dilapidated old people's home. To the despair of his agent and the alarm of the ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Clifton Webb, Joanne Dru, Hugh Marlowe
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1865, the cadets of a Russian Naval Academy ship have shore leave in Morocco; among them is (fictionalized) future composer 'Nicky' Rimsky-Korsakov. In search of a piano, Nicky and ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Reisch
Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Brian Donlevy, Jean-Pierre Aumont
Fast Company (1938)
Romance | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A husband and wife team who are in rare books and are skillful at recovering stolen volumes for insurance companies become involved in the murder of a fence.

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Florence Rice, Claire Dodd
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Tillie and Augustus Winterbottom are thought to be missionaries when they arrive to find Phineas Pratt trying cheat the Sheridans out of her father's inheritance, including a ferry ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Martin
Stars: W.C. Fields, Alison Skipworth, Baby LeRoy
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Fred MacMurray, Betty Hutton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Robert Jordan
...
Dr. Stone
George Winslow ...
Mike Marshall (as George 'Foghorn' Winslow)
Frances Dee ...
Helen Jordan
Veda Ann Borg ...
Blonde
Orley Lindgren ...
Ace
...
Herbie Weber
Jimmy Moss ...
Vernon Swanson
Sammy Ogg ...
Harold Johnson
Skip Torgerson ...
Christy Kerns
...
Arthur
Mickey Little ...
Chick
Jon Gardner ...
Larry
Sarah Selby ...
Mrs. Weber
Amanda Randolph ...
Savannah, the Maid
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 September 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Allegri esploratori  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Remade as Scout's Honor (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An enjoyable diversion
11 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A cute little film not designed to be a classic but as a showcase for the talents of Clifton Webb who this is obviously tailored too. He is his usual irascible self, slowly simmering to a boil and ever mindful of his dignity which is stripped away at regular intervals.

Nice to see Frances Dee a pleasant actress who once married to Joel McCrea rarely worked and then often in undemanding supporting roles. Such is her part here but she does well by and is a good balance with Webb's starch.

George Winslow is sweetly endearing as the misfit cub who idolizes the scoutmaster in his own way.

Efficiently directed with a veteran supporting cast this moves along at a quick clip, a most enjoyable diversion.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Do they show this on TV anymore? pva_coh
Availability georgejones-1
Minorities in Scouting in 1953? fgoodwin
Discuss Mister Scoutmaster (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?