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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
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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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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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This Is a Happy Little Ditty
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Spina
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
Performed by Shirley Temple, Joan Davis, Bert Lahr, and Bill Robinson
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Shirley puts on a show
3 June 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Taking a cue from Mickey and Judy over at MGM, Shirley Temple decides that the problems she and father Charles Farrell are facing because of the Depression can be solved by putting on a show. The show is for the benefit of Claude Gillingwater who is Benny Bartlett's grand uncle Sam. The fact that Shirley confuses Gillingwater who is a tycoon with the euphemism for the USA is certainly not her fault.

Farrell is an architect who's now out of work in his chosen profession and now living in the basement of the building where he had the penthouse suit. Living there now is Cora Witherspoon who is Gillingwater's daughter and her son Bartlett. Among other things Shirley turns him from a spoiled brat into a regular kid.

Just Around The Corner reunited Shirley with Bill Robinson her famous dancing partner from The Littlest Rebel. Also in the cast are Joan Davis as a maid/dogwalker and Bert Lahr as a chauffeur who formerly worked for Farrell and now for Gillingwater's family.

How could Uncle Sam not get better with Shirley Temple as his biggest booster? Fans of the eternal moppet will not be disappointed with Just Around The Corner.


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