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Mister Scoutmaster (TCF 1953, Clifton Webb, Edmund Gwenn)

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Clifton Webb plays a television actor who despises children but gets involved with the Boy Scouts in order to learn more about boys and get more kids interested in his show. Through camping and hiking with the boys he undergoes a change of heart, growing a soft spot for one young boy who attaches himself to the Scoutmaster.

production details
USA | Twentieth Century Fox | 87 minutes | 1953

Director: Henry Levin
Producer: Leonard Goldstein
Cinematography: Joseph La Shelle
Editor: William B. Murphy
Music: Cyril Mockridge
Script: Leonard Praskins
Production Design: Lyle Wheeler

cast
Clifton Webb as Robert Jordan
Edmund Gwenn as Dr. Stone
George Winslow as Mike Marshall (as George ‘Foghorn’ Winslow)
Frances Dee as Helen Jordan
Veda Ann Borg as Blonde
Jimmy Hawkins as Herbie Weber
Jimmy Moss as Vernon Swanson
Sammy Ogg as Harold Johnson
Skip Torgerson as Christy Kerns
Lee Aaker as Arthur
Mickey Little as Chick
Jon Gardner as Larry
Sarah Selby as Mrs. Weber
Amanda Randolph as Savannah, the Maid
Otis Garth as Mr. Swanson
Harry Seymour as First Rummage Sale Customer
Bill McKenzie as Andy
Steve Brent as Sammy
Ned Glass as News Dealer (uncredited)
Dabbs Greer as Fireman (uncredited)