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Reet, Petite, and Gone (1947)

| Musical
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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Complete credited cast:
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June Richmond ...
June
Milton Woods ...
Sam Adams
Bea Griffith ...
Honey Carter / Lovey Linn
David Bethea ...
Dolph the butler
Lorenzo Tucker ...
Henry Talbot
Vanita Smythe ...
Mabel Lee ...
Mabel
Dots Johnson ...
Michaels
Pat Rainey ...
Pat Rains
Rudy Toombs ...
Hal
J. Louis Johnson ...
Schyler Jarvis Sr. (as J. Lewis Johnson)
Joe Lillard ...
Lt. Jerome
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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 »

Quotes

Rusty: But you could learn to love me, darling.
Louis Jarvis: I can't afford the lesson!
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Featured in Look-Out Sister (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

THE BLUES AIN'T NOTHIN'
(uncredited)
Written by Ida Cox
Sung by Pat Rainey
Danced by Mabel Lee
With Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
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Gone in a flash
8 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Released in 1947, this is a so-so musical film. The songs are not bad and the plot about a musician getting married to a woman that meets certain requirements is more or less passable. The villains of this movie are hardly menacing and barely served their purpose in this movie. Running for a little over a hour it is not a bad way to pass the time although it is quite apparent the purpose of the song that are being sung are nothing more than padding the movie. I expect that I will eventually forget about this movie as it is one of these things that is Gone in a flash in my mind once I have dealt with it.


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