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Just Around the Corner (1938)

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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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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
Franklin Pangborn ...
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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11 November 1938 (USA)  »

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Lucky Penny  »

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This was the last of four films to pair Shirley Temple with Bill Robinson. See more »

Quotes

Penny Hale: I'll bet you get pretty tired of it all, don't you, Uncle Sam?
Samuel G. Henshaw: Tired? I'm sick of the whole kit and kaboodle! Who are you?
Penny Hale: I'm Penny.
Samuel G. Henshaw: Oh, is that what you're waiting for? Here.
[handing her a penny]
Penny Hale: No, thank you!
Samuel G. Henshaw: Why not?
Penny Hale: There are too many people taking money from you now. I wouldn't dream of it. I'll be around about this time everyday. If you need anymore help, just call me and I'll come. Goodbye, Uncle Sam. Keep your chin up!
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Referenced in Five of a Kind (1938) See more »

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On the Good Ship Lollipop
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
In the score in the first scene
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Definitely not one of Shirley's best...below average vehicle...
26 December 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

There is such a lackluster quality about JUST AROUND THE CORNER--everything from script to performances to the songs--is below average. And Shirley is not quite as cute as the story wants her to be--clearly, she is starting to develop into a chubby preteen youngster with just a modicum of talent left over from her earlier films as a tot.

Only a couple of the songs are pleasant enough to be worth mentioning--"A Happy Little Ditty" and "A Walk in the Rain" have the kind of charm expected in a Temple musical. But staging of the numbers and overall set decoration leaves a lot to be desired. Bert Lahr and Joan Davis are on hand as a chauffeur and a maid but both are defeated by some flat one-liners. Charles Farrell is clearly past his career as a romantic leading man and is just so-so as Charlie's depressed father on the skids.

For Temple fans only--weaknesses in both script and song numbers--and not much else can be said for it. It's all very routine and quite forgettable.


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