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|Fred MacMurray||Lemuel Siddons|
|Ken Murray||Melody Murphy|
|Luana Patten||Nora White|
|Vera Miles||Vida Downey|
|Elliott Reid||Ralph Hastings|
|Sean McClory||Edward White, Sr.|
|John Larroquette||Army soldier in war games|
|Charles Ruggles||John Everett Hughes|
|Lillian Gish||Hetty Seibert|
|Steve Franken||P.O.W. Lieutenant|
"IT CAPTURES ALL...all the happiness and heartbreak of being America's #1 hometown hero."
Lemuel "Lem" Siddons (Fred MacMurray) is a saxophonist in a traveling band in 1930 who dreams of becoming a lawyer. When the band's bus reaches Hickory, a small town, Lem suddenly decides to leave the band and settle down, finding a job as a clerk in the general store.At the civic meeting, Lem notices that Vida Downey (Vera Miles), whom Lem is wooing away from Ralph Hastings (Elliott Reid) to become his wife, crossed off the YMCA and the 4-H from her list of three possible organizations to keep the town's boys off the streets, leaving only the Boy Scouts, and volunteers to become Scoutmaster of newly formed Troop 1.Lem turns out to be an all-around natural leader, and as he becomes more and more involved with the Scout troop, he finds his plans to become a lawyer being put on the back burner while he wins over the town's favor a little at a time, even as he encounters life's troubles along the way. Lem's life became fulfilled helping the town's boys, especially former troublemaker Whitey (Kurt Russell), mature into men. In appreciation, the entire town gave Lem a surprise celebration on October 2, 1950 (which actually fell on Monday, not on Saturday), with (apparently) all of the Scouts during the twenty years of Troop 1 in attendance.