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The Man from Clover Grove (1974)

A poor farmer, always inventing things. Alot don't work but the toys he makes brings joy to the children at the local orphanage. Very good movie.


William Byron Hillman, Ron Masak (additional dialogue)




Credited cast:
Ron Masak ... Claude Raintree
Cheryl Miller ... Millie Swickle
Jed Allan ... The Hippie
Richard Deacon ... Charlie Strange
Stu Gilliam Stu Gilliam ... Deputy Billy Van Middlespoon
Billy Hillman Billy Hillman ... Zeke
Joe Higgins ... Sheriff Dodd
Buddy Lester ... Ched Fields
Paul Winchell ... Jefferson Swickle
Rose Marie ... Sister Mary
Spencer Milligan ... Fester McLong
Rai Bartonious Rai Bartonious ... Bus Driver
Marilyn White Marilyn White ... Hortence (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kathryn Masak ... Orphan
Tammy Lee Masak Tammy Lee Masak ... Orphan


Claude Raintree creates toys and gives them to the local orphanage. Unfortunately some of his "creations" do more than they were designed to do. Hysterical neighbors and law enforcement can't control him and even the spy from a big city toy manufacturer gets caught up in the web of ultrasonic, over-the-top harebrained adventure. Along the way, Claude tries to save his farm and the orphanage from foreclosure - marry his sweetheart of 12-years - and adopt an orphan he's fallen in love with. The Man From Clover Grove is a heartwarming story of generosity, love and life's most important attribute - the importance of family. Written by Hank Hiller

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Hilarity takes over the town when a nutty toy inventor puts the sheriff in a spin... See more »


Comedy | Family


G | See all certifications »






Release Date:

12 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Candyman - sheriffin kauhu See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA


Box Office


$47,930 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,000, 12 December 1974, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$584,700, 20 December 1975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,584,700, 26 August 1983
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie's world premiere was held at the Tercar Theatre in Houston, Texas in the USA. Proceeds from the launch went to benefit orphanage charities. See more »


The Man from Clover Grove (Legends)
Lyric by Ron Masak
Music by Kenny Kotwitz
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The most fantastic film ever made
6 November 2005 | by anna_c_t-1See all my reviews

When I first saw this film in the spring of 2001, I thought it was the most humorous and amazing camera work I had ever seen. I still feel this way. The movie starts off with this banjo crazy epic jingle about epic heroes and the greatest of them all, the Man From Clover Grove. I like Millie Swickle, Claude Raintree, and the guy who plays Millie's father. It's all so cute and funny or ridiculous, you'll laugh yourself right out of your seat and swear you've been beat up by stupid. There's this hilariously long chase seen, where you get the feeling the director got out the weirdest music he was glad he never through away and decided he had to roll a lot of film to make the movie longer. Also there's all this play going on about Claude Raintree, our legendary hero, and Millie Swickle, his love interest. It's cute. As crazy as this movie is with orphans traveling in the back of a sort of dump truck, a horrible minstrel performance by a deputy and police chasing remote control vehicles all to the tune of psychedelic music, it's a delightful campfire tale type sort of story and filming. It makes you laugh cause it's so incredibly stupid. It's the most fantastic film ever made. I wish I could see it at least six more times.

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