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Genre
  
Drama

Producer
  
Edwin H. Knopf

Language
  
English

6.6/10
IMDb

Director
  
Jean Negulesco

Music director
  
Daniele Amfitheatrof

Duration
  

Country
  
United States

Scandal at Scourie movie poster

Writer
  
Norman Corwin
,
Leonard Spigelgass
,
Karl Tunberg

Release date
  
May 17, 1953 (1953-05-17)

Based on
  
Good Boy 1951 Good Housekeeping  by Mary McSherry

Cast
  
Greer Garson
(Victoria McChesney),
Walter Pidgeon
(Patrick J. McChesney),
Agnes Moorehead
(Sister Josephine),
Donna Corcoran
(Patsy),
Arthur Shields
(Father Reilly),
Philip Ober
(B. G. Belney)

Similar movies
  
Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon appear in Scandal at Scourie and Blossoms in the Dust

Tagline
  
Together Again In A NEW And Wonderful Motion Picture!

Scandal at scourie original trailer


Scandal at Scourie is a 1953 American drama Technicolor film directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon "above the title", and co-starring Donna Corcoran. Garson and Pidgeon were together for the 8th and last time in this movie, which was filmed on location in Canada.

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Plot

Catholic girl Patsy (Donna Corcoran) lives in an orphanage in Quebec. After the orphanage burns down due to Patsy's accidentally knocking over a lamp, she finds a new home with the McChesney couple, who live in Protestant Ottawa. While Victoria McChesney (Greer Garson) is excited about the new family member, Patrick McChesney (Walter Pidgeon) reacts reluctantly as he was uninformed of the adoption, and is also a candidate for the Parliament in Ottawa. After Victoria overcomes a case of mycetism caused by Patsy collecting poisonous mushrooms, Patsy is suspected of causing the flame cleaning of the local school. The examination of the case finds no concrete evidence against Patsy. McChesney declares to give up his candidature in order to accept Patsy as his daughter. Patsy, however, flees. In the meantime, her innocence is proven. Patsy is found again and accepted in the McChesney home as their daughter.

Reception

According to MGM records the film earned $783,000 in the US and Canada and $842,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $333,000.

References

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