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Louis Pelletier (screenplay)
MacKinlay Kantor (book)
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Release Date:
1 December 1966 (USA) See more »
IT CAPTURES ALL...all the happiness and heartbreak of being America's #1 hometown hero. See more »
Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down... See more » | Full synopsis »
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A man becomes a scoutmaster and has some funny adventures with the troop.good drama/comedy See more (31 total) »


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Fred MacMurray ... Lemuel Siddons

Vera Miles ... Vida Downey

Lillian Gish ... Hetty Seibert

Charles Ruggles ... John Everett Hughes (as Charlie Ruggles)

Elliott Reid ... Ralph Hastings

Kurt Russell ... Whitey
Luana Patten ... Nora White
Ken Murray ... Melody Murphy
Donald May ... Edward White, Jr.
Sean McClory ... Edward White, Sr.

Steve Franken ... P.O.W. Lieutenant

Parley Baer ... Mayor
William Reynolds ... Hoodoo Henderson - Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tol Avery ... Dr. Ferris (uncredited)
David Alan Bailey ... Duke (uncredited)
Richard Bakalyan ... Umpire (uncredited)
Sherwood Ball ... Scout (uncredited)
Johnny Bangert ... Scout in War Game (uncredited)
Madge Blake ... Cora Anderson (uncredited)
Billy Booth ... Leo (uncredited)

Willis Bouchey ... Judge (uncredited)
Dean Bradshaw ... Scout in War Game (uncredited)
Hank Brandt ... Frankie as a Man (uncredited)
Kevin Burchett ... Eggy (uncredited)
Donnie Carter ... Red (uncredited)

Duane Chase ... Joe (uncredited)
Jimmy Cross ... Musician (uncredited)
Ronnie Dapo ... Tiger (uncredited)
Mike Dodge ... Phil (uncredited)
Colyer Dupont ... Scout at Cliff (uncredited)
Michael Flatley ... Scout (uncredited)
Craig Hill ... Leo as a Man (uncredited)
Warren Hsieh ... Quong Lee (uncredited)
Ricky Kelman ... Frankie Martin (uncredited)

John Larroquette ... Army Soldier in War Games (uncredited)
Kit Lloyd ... Oliver 'Ollie' Davis (uncredited)
Michael Mason ... Boy Scout (uncredited)
Tim McIntire ... Corporal (uncredited)
William Mills ... David (uncredited)
Dean Moray ... Hoodoo Henderson (uncredited)
Jimmy Murphy ... First P.O.W. Soldier (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Hetty's Lawyer (uncredited)
Carl Reindel ... Tank Captain (uncredited)
Dennis Rush ... Jimmy (uncredited)
Bryan Russell ... Boy Scout (uncredited)
Eddie Sallia ... Harry (uncredited)
Gregg Shank ... Mickey Doyle (uncredited)
William Soo ... Quong Lee as a Man (uncredited)
Keith Taylor ... Beefy Smith (uncredited)
Harry S. Truman ... Himself, Radio Voice (uncredited) (archive sound)
Greger Vigen ... Ronnie Larsen (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Charlie, Court Bailiff (uncredited)

Adam Williams ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Artie (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Musician (uncredited)
John Zaremba ... Ralph's Lawyer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Norman Tokar 
Writing credits
Louis Pelletier (screenplay)

MacKinlay Kantor (book "God and My Country")

Produced by
Winston Hibler .... co-producer
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
George Bruns 
Cinematography by
Clifford Stine (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Stafford 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Marvin Aubrey Davis 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
Frank R. McKelvy 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
Makeup Department
La Rue Matheron .... hair stylist
Pat McNalley .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Morse Jr. .... assistant director
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Robert Post .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Eustace Lycett .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Jim Fetherolf .... matte artist
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Kurt Russell (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumer
Neva Rames .... costumer
Luster Bayless .... costumer (uncredited)
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
Other crew
Jerome Courtland .... assistant to producer
Walt Disney .... presenter
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131 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:G | Canada:G | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #21115) | USA:G (re-rating) (1975)

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Charles Ruggles' final movie.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Lem takes Vida to the movies on their first date to see a Ronald Colman and Carole Lombard picture, but his dialogue is interrupted (conveniently) before he can name the movie title. In front of the theater the marquis shows the title of the feature, "Altar Bound", along with the two stars names. The movie "Altar Bound" however, appears to be fictional.See more »
Vida Downey:That was a lovely exhibition.
Lemuel Siddons:Now Vida...
Vida Downey:A one hundred percent domineering, "I forbid you", let's keep them in their places, male performance.
Lemuel Siddons:Male nothing...
Vida Downey:You're all alike, every last one of you. Puffed up, lords of the universe, egotistical know-it-alls.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A man becomes a scoutmaster and has some funny adventures with the troop.good drama/comedy, 3 August 2001
Author: Doc_Who from Vacaville, CA, USA

In this movie a man moves into a town in the 1940 or it is 1930'(not sure which) a starts a new job. Then one day during a town meeting he volunteers to lead the local Boy Scout Troop. Of course this also leads to romance(it is Disney movie so it's standard) with one of the town's women. The only bad thing is she is going out with a rich,snobby guy . Eventually they both fall in love and get married. A young Kurt Russell also stars in this movie as boy always getting into trouble and treating the other boys meanly. The scout troop has pleanty of misadventures including accidently getting into a miltary "war games" .

Then many years World War 2 arrives. The young man who was always teasing everyone is now a soldier and a doctor.he also married a fellow solider. Everyone else in the orginal troop grew up as well. The troop honors their former scoutmaster with a touching day honoring him. If you like Fred Mccurray or Kurt Russell you might like this movie! This moive is a good drama/comedy.. It makes one wonder why Disney does not make these kinds of movies any more besides all this stupid live action movies. This movie was fresh in 1966 and it's still fresh today!

One question though.. When/Will will this come out on DVD?

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