Scandal at Scourie

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Scandal at Scourie
Directed by Jean Negulesco
Produced by Edwin H. Knopf
Written by Norman Corwin
Leonard Spigelgass
Karl Tunberg
Based on Good Boy
1951 Good Housekeeping 
by Mary McSherry[1]
Starring Greer Garson
Walter Pidgeon
Donna Corcoran
Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof
Cinematography Robert H. Planck
Edited by Ferris Webster
Production
company
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • May 17, 1953 (1953-05-17)
Running time
90 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,148,000[2]
Box office $1,625,000[2]

Scandal at Scourie is an American drama Technicolor movie released in 1953 and 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.

Plot[edit]

Greer Garson in Scandal at Scourie trailer.JPG

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.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

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.[2]

Notes[edit]

Scandal at Scourie was the last of eight movies that paired Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. The others were;

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/steve_duin/index.ssf/2010/07/norman_rockwell_george_lucas_a.html
  2. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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