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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Did You Know?
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
When the Boy Scout Troupe first marches out of Hickory, the boy in the unnamed role of flag bearer has his hair parted on his left side (at 0:17:50), but when they are out in the countryside his hair is parted on his right side (at 0:23:32). Usually, this would mean the film has been flipped left for right, but in that case everyone would have been reversed, whereas Lem's metal is still on his left shirt pocket and his watch is still on his left wrist. This means that either the boy or a production hairdresser parted his hair differently from one day to another, something which could easily happen if the boy usually didn't part his hair at all. See more
What do we do with him now, Lieutenant?
Show him how to tie a sheepshank and let him go.
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson
Music by Leo Friedman
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