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Jive Junction (1943)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  16 December 1943 (USA)
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A young, classical-trained musician, Peter Crane, transfers from the Conservatory to Clinton High School, where he finds his music in conflict to that of the high school's world of jive and... See full summary »

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Claire Emerson
Gerra Young ...
Gerra Young
John Michaels ...
Jimmy Emerson (as Johnny Michaels)
Jack Wagner ...
Grant Saunders
Jan Wiley ...
Miss Forbes
Beverly Boyd ...
Cubby
William Halligan ...
Mr. Maglodian (as Bill Halligan)
Johnny Duncan ...
Frank
Johnny Clark ...
Chick
Friedrich Feher ...
Frederick Feher (as Frederick Feher)
Caral Ashley ...
Mary
Odessa Lauren ...
Girl (as Odessa Laurin)
Robert McKenzie ...
Sheriff (as Bob McKenzie)
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A young, classical-trained musician, Peter Crane, transfers from the Conservatory to Clinton High School, where he finds his music in conflict to that of the high school's world of jive and Hep Cats. Claire falls for Peter, who is warned to stay away from her by Grant Saunders. Later, for fear of hurting his hands, Peter backs down from a fight with Saunders and is deemed a coward by Claire and his classmates. He also goes home that day to find that his father has been killed in action overseas. He turns to jive and is soon leading the school band, which is entered in a national contest. On the night of the finals competition, the band, through an accident, find they have no instruments. Peter rushes to his old professor at the Conservatory, who lends him the instruments from a Symphony Orchestra he conducts. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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JOHNNY CAN'T MAKE HIS MID UP FOR JOHNNY IS CAUGHT BETWEEN 2 NOTES...one hot, one sweet (ORIGINAL POSTER) See more »

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A diverting hour
25 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How does a minor production company keep costs down but still get the public's attention in the middle of the war? One way is to combine elements of major studios' successes and hire one known quantity as headliner. Here, the known quantity is the handsome former child star Dickie Moore, leading a group of largely unknown actors.

As for the end product, this one has all the elements of a wartime musical, B-picture style: a patriotic theme (without the bevy of stars of a Stage Door -- or Hollywood -- Canteen), a pseudo "let's put on a show" element (in the form of a school orchestra contest), and (thankfully) lots of music. Calling it a mishmash would be unfair, because the film does flow enjoyably, and there's just enough plot to hold it all together.

In the opera-gets-no-respect department, this film introduces a new talent, soprano Gerra Young, to draw the curious, but also delivers on the title's promise to provide plenty of the more popular jive of the day. (Hmmm, what movies today combine rap and opera?) And for whatever reason, this film turned out to be Young's only screen appearance.

In short, "Jive Junction" provides a brief break from the concerns of wartime, whether for the troops at the front or for families back on the home front.


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