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Reet, Petite, and Gone -- Old-time musical star Schyler Jarvis, now wealthy, is dying; his last act is a visionary plan for the future happiness of his son...


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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Louis Jordan ... Schyler Jarvis / Louis Jarvis
June Richmond ... June
Milton Woods ... Sam Adams
Bea Griffith ... Honey Carter / Lovey Linn
David Bethea ... Dolph the butler
Lorenzo Tucker ... Henry Talbot
Vanita Smythe ... Rusty
Mabel Lee ... Mabel
Dots Johnson ... Michaels
Pat Rainey ... Pat Rains
Rudy Toombs ... Hal
J. Louis Johnson ... Schyler Jarvis Sr.
Joe Lillard ... Lt. Jerome
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roxie Joynes ... Model (uncredited)

Directed by
William Forest Crouch 
Writing credits
William Forest Crouch (story) (as William Forest)

Irwin Winehouse 

Produced by
Berle Adams .... executive producer
William Forest Crouch .... producer
Robert M. Savini .... executive producer (as R.M. Savini)
Cinematography by
Don Malkames 
Film Editing by
Leonard Anderson 
Set Decoration by
Frank Nemczy (settings)
Sound Department
Nelson Minnerly .... sound recording engineer
Crew believed to be complete

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67 min
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Continuity: When in the broadcast studio, an announcer steps up to a microphone next to the piano to read an intro for each song. Then, he points off screen to cue Louis the band. However, the microphone is the same one Louis is standing at in each subsequent wide shot, and the announcer is nowhere to be seen.See more »
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 »


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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing Louis Jordan vehicle, 4 March 2002
Author: pumpkin34 from Paris, France

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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