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Reet, Petite, and Gone (1947)

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Old-time musical star Schyler Jarvis, now wealthy, is dying; his last act is a visionary plan for the future happiness of his son, swing bandleader Louis Jarvis, and Honey Carter, daughter ... See full summary »

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Honey Carter / Lovey Linn
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Dolph the butler
Lorenzo Tucker ...
Henry Talbot
Vanita Smythe ...
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Mabel Lee ...
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Pat Rainey ...
Pat Rains
Rudy Toombs ...
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Joe Lillard ...
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Old-time musical star Schyler Jarvis, now wealthy, is dying; his last act is a visionary plan for the future happiness of his son, swing bandleader Louis Jarvis, and Honey Carter, daughter of his long-lost love. But crooked lawyer Talbot has a nefarious scheme to get his hands on the Jarvis money...and it doesn't include any happiness for Louis and Honey. Plenty of swing from Louis Jordan's Tympany Five. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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During the song, "Reet Petite and Gone", the position and placement of the four girls varies between shots. In earlier shots they are split 3 and 1, with Louis Jarvis in between, and then they are split 2 and 2. The girls are also closer to Louis in the close shots than they are in the longer shots. See more »

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Rusty: But you could learn to love me, darling.
Louis Jarvis: I can't afford the lesson!
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WHAM, SAM! (DIG THEM GAMS)
Written by Louis Jordan
Performed by Louis Jordan with his Tympany Five and uncredited female dancer
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Disappointing Louis Jordan vehicle
4 March 2002 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Even if you are a die-hard Louis Jordan fan, as I am, and can't get enough of his jumpin' jive, this very low-budget movie will leave you yawning. The very basic (and not too funny) script is basically an excuse to cram as many Jordan numbers as possible, which is fine by me. But there is no direction to speak of, no rhythm in the editing, basically, nothing going on visually. The last song, which is supposed to be a Broadway musical number, doesn't even have any dancing at all ! As it is, "Reet, Petite and Gone" is at least interesting on one point : it seemed to be aimed exclusively at black audiences, and as such, they were not deemed worthy enough to deserve a well made and reasonably budgeted movie - I suppose the producers thought it was good enough to have a "race records" star featured in the movie and just doing his stuff. At least, that's my interpretation...


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