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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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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: 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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Louis Jordan brings out all his energy in Reet, Petite, and Gone, 10 February 2011
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

Continuing to review African-Americans in film in chronological order for Black History Month, we're once again in 1947 when Louis Jordan has another movie that's filled with his songs with a wisp of a plot for about an hour. In this one, he's Louis Jarvis who has to deal with both getting money for his Broadway show and contesting a will left by his dying father (himself in flashbacks, J. Louis Johnson as an old man). Besides Jordan, many other entertaining numbers are provided by Bea Griffith, Pat Rainey, and especially heavyset June Richmond who, like me, is a native of Chicago. And there are plenty of pretty female dancers, especially one on the piano in one number, who will make your blood boil! So with all that said, I highly recommend Reet, Petite, and Gone. P.S. Another player, a Rudy Toombs, comes from Monroe in my home state of Louisiana.

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