Small-town department store manager Sam Clayton is a born “Good Samaritan”, which in his case translates as “sucker.” Much to the dismay of his wife Lu, who’d like to save up enough cash for a new house, Sam habitually gives his money away to one “deserving” soul or other. But when Sam himself is in dire financial difficulty, none of the people to whom he’s extended his generosity come to his aid.
Director: Leo McCarey.
Stars: Gary Cooper, Ann Sheridan, Ray Collins, Edmund Lowe, Joan Lorring, Clinton Sundberg, Minerva Urecal, Louise Beavers, Dick Ross, Lora Lee Michel, Bobby Dolan Jr., Matt Moore, Netta Packer, Ruth Roman, Carol Stevens.
Note: this movie is currently available on DVD and Bluray, you can buy it here for example and other sites, BUT these releases contain the shorter version of the movie which is 114 minutes, this copy that I’m sharing here contains the original version of the movie which runs for 128 minutes, as the original release. The quality of this copy is not as good as the one on DVD & Blu as it comes from a bootleg VHS that has seen better days but it’s definitely watchable. Enjoy!