Approved | | Drama, Family
Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, ... See full summary »
Final movie of Madge Blake.
Honest jobs aren't for musicians.
The fifteen Boy Scouts of Troop 1 leave Hickory with Lem on a march at 0:17:53 on the DVD. At 0:24:30 Lem begins singing the marching theme "Follow Me" with his fifteen Scouts joining in on the chorus. At 0:24:27 there is a fading transition to the troop crossing a creek spanned by two planks with both the Scouts and Lem starting a second verse and with major changes in clothing and their flag. From 0:24:50 to 0:24:52 the camera cuts to a shot of the boys with their original cloths and flag while Lem exhorts "Come on, Ricky!" which the DVD subtitles show as "Come on, Beefy!" because Beefy is about to fall into the creek. At 0:25:01 as the theme ends with Beefy climbing out of the creek, there is another fading transition to the troop marching along a road with Lem and Hoodoo at the rear and Hoodoo chanting the cadence "Hup, two, three, four. Hup, two, three, four" and then asking Lem "We're doin' pretty good for three weeks, huh, Lem?", thereby announcing that the fading transition at 0:25:01 was also a time transition. The creek crossing change of clothes and flag could be explained as another, unannounced, time transition, but then the 0:24:50 insert with the original clothes and flag becomes the goof.
The 1976 theatrical reissue was shortened by 10 minutes, as was the original home video. The DVD is of the complete, original version.