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Juke Girl (1942)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  30 May 1942 (USA)
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Danny and Steve are migrant farm workers who wind up in Cat Tail, Florida. Cat Tail is run by Madden Packing and Danny works for Madden while Steve works for the underdog farmer named Nick.... See full summary »

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Steve Talbot
Richard Whorf ...
Danny Frazier
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Nick Garcos
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Henry Madden
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Yippee
Betty Brewer ...
Skeeter
Howard Da Silva ...
Cully (as Howard da Silva)
Donald MacBride ...
'Muckeye' John
Willard Robertson ...
Mister Just
Faye Emerson ...
Violet 'Murph' Murphy
Willie Best ...
Jo-Mo
Fuzzy Knight ...
Ike Harper
Spencer Charters ...
Keeno
William B. Davidson ...
Paley
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Danny and Steve are migrant farm workers who wind up in Cat Tail, Florida. Cat Tail is run by Madden Packing and Danny works for Madden while Steve works for the underdog farmer named Nick. After the Tomato crop is destroyed by Madden, Steve takes Nick, Lola and the next crop to Atlanta where they sell it for big money. Danny is going up with Madden and thinks Steve is a sucker for working in the dirt. Lola stays in Atlanta while Nick and Steve go back to Cat Tail and the real trouble begins. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Sure She's Easy To Meet .....but try and forget her! See more »


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30 May 1942 (USA)  »

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Pés Inquietos  »

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Many actors listed in studio records and in casting call lists were not seen in the movie. These were Farmers Hank Mann, Don Turner, 'Paul Panzer' and Frank Darien, and Jack Gardner, Fred Kelsey, Frank Pharr, Ray Teal, William 'Bill' Phillips and Victor Zimmerman. See more »

Goofs

When Steve Steve looks at Lola in rear view mirror of his truck, her image is not reversed (signs on building behind her don't read backward). See more »

Quotes

Lola Mears: Look bud, every time a freight train shakes itself fleas like you come hopping out.
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Featured in This Theatre and You (1948) See more »

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I Hates Love
(1942) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played during the opening credits
Also played at Muckeye's and sung by Ann Sheridan (uncredited)
Played often in the score
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Good up until the hard to believe ending.
23 March 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Steve (Ronald Reagan) and Danny (Richard Whorf) are friends who are out of work. When they arrive at a crappy town in Florida, both move in different directions. Danny turns out to be a rather amoral guy and sees that his best bet is working for the local strong-man, Madden (Gene Lockhart). Steve doesn't understand this, as Madden is underhanded and treats the local farmers like dirt. One farmer in particular, Nick (George Tobias), has gotten on Madden's bad side and Madden has decided to ruin him. Can nice-guy Nick manage to defeat Madden and his forces of evil? And, can Steve manage to win the heart of a local juke-girl (a lady who works in a bar and whose job it is to dance with customers and get them to drink)?

This is an interesting film because in many ways it's like a 1940s western...yes, western. While there are no cowboys, the idea of a local boss-man ruining people and using his gang of thugs is very, very common in westerns. It's also interesting to see Reagan playing such a populist sort of role, though it was very much in line with the Reagan of the 1940s (a union man through and through).

So is it any good? Well, for the first 90% of the film, I'd say yes. However, the ending has quite a few problems. Seeing the town inexplicably turn into a lynch mob made little sense--especially when one of Madden's goons is clearly egging them to action. Additionally, Madden's behavior at the very end made little sense--he was evil through all the film--so why would he suddenly do the right thing?! All I know is that it's frustrating to see a good film that folds up at the end of the movie. Worth seeing but it should have been better.


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