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Just Around the Corner (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 11 November 1938 (USA)
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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Penny
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Kitty
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Jeff Hale
Amanda Duff ...
Lola
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Corporal Jones
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Gus
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Waters
Cora Witherspoon ...
Aunt Julia Ramsby
Claude Gillingwater ...
Samuel G. Henshaw (as Claude Gillingwater Sr.)
Benny Bartlett ...
Milton Ramsby (as Bennie Bartlett)
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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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Comedy | Musical

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11 November 1938 (USA)  »

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Lucky Penny  »

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One of the kids calls Penny "Bright Eyes". This is a reference to Shirley Temple's earlier hit film, Bright Eyes (1934). See more »

Quotes

Penny Hale: I live here, my daddy and me.
Milton Ramsby: I beg your pardon. This is my uncle's apartment. I live here with my mother and my sister and my Uncle Sam. Now kindly vacate our premises.
Penny Hale: You think I don't know where I live? We've lived here for three years, and unless you want trouble with my daddy...
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Referenced in Five of a Kind (1938) See more »

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Brass Buttons and Epaulettes
(1938) (uncredited)
Written by Harold Spina and Walter Bullock
Sung by Bill Robinson, danced by Bill Robinson and Doormen
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Lighthearted Shirley Temple Musical
16 June 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A precocious little moppet mistakes a misanthropic tycoon for Uncle Sam. She believes that by helping the old fellow, Depression woes will cease for her father and the country JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

This friendly, fanciful film was exactly what the nation needed to help it forget economic hard times. Shirley Temple is bright & cheerful, as always, and never fails to amuse. The talents which made her Hollywood's top box office draw for years are abundantly on display. Legendary Bill `Bojangles' Robinson is on hand with 3 of his celebrated dance routines. Watch, when he dances with Shirley, how she matches him step for step - a marvelous terpsichorean treat.

Comedy is handled by Bert Lahr, Joan Davis (why aren't they included in the climactic Benefit show?) & especially Franklin Pangborn, in his glory as the quintessential harried apartment manager. Charles Farrell, a big star himself a few years previous, does a fine job as Shirley's dad, while Claude Gillingwater once again has fun with the part of a crotchety, rich old man. Cora Witherspoon scores as a society snob.

Movie mavens will recognize Charles Williams as a persistent photographer & Leonard Kibrick as Shirley's tough kid friend.

Shirley, with help from Miss Davis, Lahr & Bojangles, sings & dances her way through `This Is A Happy Little Ditty' & `Just Around The Corner'.


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