Scatterbrain (1940)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy, Showbiz Comedy  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

This early Judy Canova vehicle was conceived along the same lines as the 1937 20th Century-Fox musical Kentucky Moonshine. A movie studio sends its talent scouts to hillbilly country, there to find a new singing star. Actually it's all a publicity stunt; the studio has planted a Hollywoodite in the hills to await a phony discovery. But the scouts come upon genuine mountain girl Judy Canova instead, and it is she who makes the grade in Tinseltown. Canova's crowning moment in Scatterbrain is the scene in which she washes a floor gliding about on roller skates with brushes tied to them, while singing that top-40 favorite "Benny the Beaver".



film-studio, talent-scouts, girl, mountain-family, discovery, con/scam, mistake, stars [celebrities]