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Just Around the Corner (1933)

 -  Short | Drama  -  1933 (USA)
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Promotional short produced by General Electric for release through Warner Bros. to advertise GE's home appliances.

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Cast overview:
Warren William ...
Mr. Sears
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Mrs. Graham
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Ginger
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Jerry
Preston Foster ...
Tim - Office Worker
Ruth Donnelly ...
Mrs. Sears
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Mr. Sears has to decide which of his young clerks will be promoted to office manager. Sears' clerk Jerry and his wife Ginger invite Sears and his wife for a weekend of fishing at their home outside the city. Ginger demonstrates to Sears' wife all her wonderful General Electric kitchen appliances and how they have made her home life completely streamlined. Sears decides that Jerry's efficient manner of managing his home will also manifest itself in business and he decides to give Jerry the job. Written by Ray Faiola

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General Electric had touring "Cooking Schools", ads for which also contained blurbs for the "new Warner Bros. picture JUST AROUND THE CORNER." The title itself is a reference to the catch line of the day, "Prosperity is just around the corner." See more »

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Forty-Second Street
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Music by Harry Warren
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Bette Davis married to Dick Powell!
17 October 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

JUST AROUND THE CORNER is a rather lavish commercial for General Electric appliances, circa 1933-4. Not only was the print we saw in pristine condition, but the subtle casting of Warner Brothers players in a fairly commonplace tale of the little homemaker impressing the boss's wife and then the boss himself provides enough delight to recommend this short subject to anyone. Ruth Donnelly portrays the impressionable wife to boss Warren William, and both become deeply convinced of the superiority and efficiency of GE appliances, as ably demonstrated by non-other than Bette Davis as the dedicated homemaker. Bette is so confidently persuasive, as she calmly demonstrates each unique feature that she manages to sell the boss on both a new kitchen and promoting hubby Dick Powell to the coveted office manager position! More amazing than this achievement, Bette Davis effortlessly convinces the audience that she loves and adores her husband and that she will stop at nothing to promote and encourage his career.


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