Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, he volunteers to become scoutmaster of the newly formed Troop 1. Becoming more and more involved with the scout troop, he finds his plans to become a lawyer being put on the back burner, until he realizes that his life has been fulfilled helping the youth of the small town. Written by
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Out of the ordinary things in life, Walt Disney creates an extraordinary motion picture.
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The town of Hickory was a preexisting set at the Disney Burbank studios. The town square or traffic circle was bordered by sidewalks, but in the shots portraying the 1930s the sidewalks were covered with dirt or sand, perhaps because playing baseball in such a small area with sidewalks seemed unrealistic (see 0:03:46 and following). See more
The fifteen Boy Scouts of Troop 1 leave Hickory with Lem on a march at 0:17:53 on the DVD. At 0:24:30 Lem begins singing the marching theme "Follow Me" with his fifteen Scouts joining in on the chorus. At 0:24:27 there is a fading transition to the troop crossing a creek spanned by two planks with both the Scouts and Lem starting a second verse and with major changes in clothing and their flag. From 0:24:50 to 0:24:52 the camera cuts to a shot of the boys with their original cloths and flag while Lem exhorts "Come on, Ricky!" which the DVD subtitles show as "Come on, Beefy!" because Beefy is about to fall into the creek. At 0:25:01 as the theme ends with Beefy climbing out of the creek, there is another fading transition to the troop marching along a road with Lem and Hoodoo at the rear and Hoodoo chanting the cadence "Hup, two, three, four. Hup, two, three, four" and then asking Lem "We're doin' pretty good for three weeks, huh, Lem?", thereby announcing that the fading transition at 0:25:01 was also a time transition. The creek crossing change of clothes and flag could be explained as another, unannounced, time transition, but then the 0:24:50 insert with the original clothes and flag becomes the goof. See more
Leo, do you think the patch is dry yet?
Whatta we do?
Watch I guess.
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson
Music by Leo Friedman
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