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Good Sam (1948)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 September 1948 (USA)
Sam Clayton has a good heart and likes to help out people in need. In fact, he likes to help them out so much that he often finds himself broke and unable to help his own family buy the things they need--like a house.

Director:

Leo McCarey

Writers:

Ken Englund (screenplay), Leo McCarey (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Cooper ... Sam Clayton
Ann Sheridan ... Lu Clayton
Ray Collins ... Reverend Daniels
Edmund Lowe ... H.C. Borden
Joan Lorring ... Shirley Mae
Clinton Sundberg ... Nelson
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. Nelson
Louise Beavers ... Chloe
Dick Ross Dick Ross ... Claude
Lora Lee Michel ... Lulu Clayton
Bobby Dolan Jr. Bobby Dolan Jr. ... Butch Clayton
Matt Moore ... Mr. Butler
Netta Packer ... Mrs. Butler
Ruth Roman ... Ruthie
Carol Stevens Carol Stevens ... Mrs. Adams
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Sam Clayton has a good heart and likes to help out people in need. In fact, he likes to help them out so much that he often finds himself broke and unable to help his own family buy the things they need--like a house.

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He'll take the whole world . . . and you to his heart ! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 25, 1950 with Ann Sheridan reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Samuel R. 'Sam' Clayton: I guess you think I'm a pretty big flirt.
Mrs. Butler: No. You don't always keep your shades pulled down, you know.
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Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #10.34 (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Been Redeemed
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Played by the Salvation Army band and sung by Gary Cooper and the band members
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A Lost Classic!!
6 November 2005 | by filmloverladySee all my reviews

I recently had the opportunity to see this film after about 30 years and I think I enjoyed it more this time! What a wonderful film! This should be on the list of 'must sees' for any Gary Copper fan. The talented Cooper was able to play anything from a western to the wonderful, good hearted Sam. This is a light hearted look at the consequences that can occur when you extend yourself once too often. I never laughed so much at the comical situations that good ol' Sam gets himself into. The dead pan Ann Sheridan was the perfect choice for Sam's wife. She was really an untapped source as an actress, very underrated! If you have the chance to see this delightful film, please do, you won't be sorry!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'n Duivel van een man See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rainbow Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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