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Scattergood Baines (1941)

Approved | | Drama, Comedy | 21 February 1941 (USA)
Young Scattergood Baines arrives in the small New England town of Coldriver. Through some shrewd business maneuvering, he manages to open up a hardware store. Twenty years later he has ... See full summary »

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writers:

Clarence Budington Kelland (story), Michael L. Simmons (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Guy Kibbee ... Scattergood Baines
Carol Hughes ... Helen Parker
John Archer ... Johnny Bones
Dink Trout Dink Trout ... Pliny Pickett
Emma Dunn ... Mirandy Baines
Willie Best ... Hipp
Fern Emmett ... Clara Potts
Lee 'Lasses' White Lee 'Lasses' White ... Ed Potts
Kate Harrington Kate Harrington ... Gertrude Brown
Joseph Crehan ... Keith
Edward Earle ... Crane
Bradley Page ... McKettrick
Paul White Paul White ... Young Hipp
Earle Hodgins ... Jim Barton
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Storyline

Young Scattergood Baines arrives in the small New England town of Coldriver. Through some shrewd business maneuvering, he manages to open up a hardware store. Twenty years later he has become a prosperous and respected member of the community, a member of the local school board and the owner of a railroad that transports timber to the local sawmill. Problems begin to arise, however, when a young schoolteacher he has hired turns out to be not quite what he expected, and the mill owners pressure Scattergood to sell them his railroad, with the idea of raising the transportation fees paid to them by the local loggers. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Main Street Scandal See more »

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Production Co:

Pyramid Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in New York City Friday 12 September 1947 on WNBT (Channel 4), in Baltimore Saturday 26 June 1948 on WBAL (Channel 11), in Los Angeles Monday 31 January 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4), in Chicago Saturday 28 May 1949 on WGN (Channel 9), in Cincinnati Sunday 25 September 1949 on WLW-T (Channel 4), in Atlanta Thursday 29 September 1949 on WSB (Channel 8), in Salt Lake City Tuesday 11 October 1949 on KDYL (Channel 4), and in Boston Sunday 25 June 1950 on WNAC (Channel 7). See more »

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Followed by Scattergood Meets Broadway (1941) See more »

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Folksy Humor
1 March 2006 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

It's a little startling to see Guy Kibbee in a toupee -- actually two toupees, since the movie begins with a prologue with him as a young man -- but once you grow used to him, he looks perfectly natural.

By the time the main story begins, Kibbee, or Scattergood Baines, the eponym of this movie, is the owner of a hardware store and the leading citizen of Cold River -- good, folksy advice is free. This is the first of a small series done from a series of story by Clarence Buddington Kelland and while it not a great movie, it is very pleasantly directed by underrated old hand Christy Cabanne, who manages to insert the occasional interesting shot when the mood calls for it. All in all, a pleasant second feature.


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