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Just Around the Corner (1938)

G  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  11 November 1938 (USA)
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Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with bill "Bojangles" robinson. Based on paul gerard smith's book, "Lucky penny".



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Jeff Hale
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Corporal Jones
Cora Witherspoon ...
Aunt Julia Ramsby
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Samuel G. Henshaw (as Claude Gillingwater Sr.)
Benny Bartlett ...
Milton Ramsby (as Bennie Bartlett)


Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with bill "Bojangles" robinson. Based on paul gerard smith's book, "Lucky penny".

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Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

11 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lucky Penny  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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On the Good Ship Lollipop
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
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The Good & Bad Of 'Just Around The Corner'
29 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's a so-so Shirley Temple entry with a catchy song that plays throughout the film. The movie features a bunch of nice characters. The "bad guys" in here - a snotty woman, her butler and a crabby "Uncle Sam" - aren't overly mean and don't have huge roles in here so the atmosphere, for the most part, is very genial.

In addition to the main song ("This Is A Happy Little Ditty," a very catchy song), there is a good production number near the end of the film. Both of those numbers feature Shirley and Bill Robinson. Those two were always fun to watch dance and sing together.

There are two negatives in here: some of the spoken lines are a little stupid and poorly delivered, mostly by the male rich kid "Milton Ramsby" (Bennie Bartlett) who looked like he was reading his lines and the female adult lead, "Lola Ramsby," played by Amanda Duff, was weak. I can see why Duff never had much of a screen career.

I would like to have heard a few more songs, too, but it's still a charming film: not her best, but not the worst, either.

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