Synopsis by Hal Erickson
RKO Radio's film series based on the popular radio serial Scattergood Baines rolled into 1942 with Scattergood Rides High. Guy Kibbee returns as Scattergood Baines, the grocer-sage of the small town of Coldriver. On this occasion, Baines champions the cause of orphan boy Dan Knox (Charles Lind), who has been cheated out of his family's racing stable and horse-breeding farm. Using common sense and a bit of genteel larceny, Scattergood out-slickers the crooks who've victimized Dan. He also puckishly stage-manages the romance between Dan and wealthy city gal Helen Van Pelt (Dorothy Moore). Mild comedy relief is provided by black youngsters Philip Hurlic and Paul White.
con/scam, big-city, farming, father, help, horse, horse-ranch, inheritance, love, millionaire, neighbor, philosophy, romance, rurality, small-town, son, wisdom