Mr. Scoutmaster

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  • 1953
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 6.8  (448)

Mr. Scoutmaster is a light-hearted comedy movie that was released in 1953. The film stars Clifton Webb, Edmund Gwenn, and George Winslow. It was directed by Henry Levin and produced by William Perlberg. The plot of the movie revolves around Erwin "Crazy" Fenton (Clifton Webb), who is an advertising executive in charge of a company's promotional campaigns. Erwin loves the Boy Scouts of America and volunteers as a Scoutmaster, despite having little experience in outdoor activities.

Erwin is entrusted with the task of leading a group of Boy Scouts on a two-week camping trip to the fictional Lake Kijimujji in Maine. However, the trip takes an unexpected turn when a group of businessmen, including Erwin's boss Thayer (Edmund Gwenn), arrive at the campsite for a fishing retreat.

Erwin's attempts to blend the two groups are met with resistance, and he must find a way to make the camping experience enjoyable for both parties. The boys are thrilled at the prospect of fishing alongside the businessmen, and the businessmen are inspired by the enthusiasm and passion of the boys.

The movie features several comical scenes, such as when Erwin's tent collapses on him, or when he tries to teach the boys valuable life lessons in scouting, but fails miserably. The character of Erwin is portrayed as a well-meaning but slightly out-of-touch middle-aged man who is trying his best to connect with the younger generation.

The film's cast delivers strong performances, with Clifton Webb's portrayal of Erwin being particularly noteworthy. He brings a certain charm and wit to the character, making him both endearing and relatable.

The movie also highlights the importance of scouting in developing character and teaching life skills to young boys. The film shows how the values of scouting, such as teamwork, leadership, and perseverance, can be applied in everyday life.

Overall, Mr. Scoutmaster is an enjoyable movie with a heartwarming message. Its themes of friendship, teamwork, and perseverance make it a timeless classic that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

Mr. Scoutmaster is a 1953 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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    6.8  (448)