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Just Around the Corner (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 11 November 1938 (USA)
Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with bill "Bojangles" robinson. Based on paul gerard smith's book, "Lucky penny".

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Penny
... Kitty
... Jeff Hale
... Lola
... Corporal Jones
... Gus
... Waters
... Aunt Julia Ramsby
... Samuel G. Henshaw (as Claude Gillingwater Sr.)
... Milton Ramsby (as Bennie Bartlett)
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Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with bill "Bojangles" robinson. Based on paul gerard smith's book, "Lucky penny".

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Lucky Penny  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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One of the kids calls Penny "Bright Eyes". This is a reference to Shirley Temple's earlier hit film, Bright Eyes (1934). See more »

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Reporter: Can we quote you on that, Mr. Henshaw?
Samuel G. Henshaw: Verbatim! And you can tell them that's the trouble with the whole country today! Someone starts a rumor, and we're afraid. What we need is that good old American spirit! And to show just how cock-eyed this rumor is, I'm starting work on the East Gate Project tomorrow, and this is the man I'm putting in charge of that worthy project! Jeff Hale, he has vision!
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Soundtracks

On the Good Ship Lollipop
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
In the score in the first scene
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Lighthearted Shirley Temple Musical
16 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

A precocious little moppet mistakes a misanthropic tycoon for Uncle Sam. She believes that by helping the old fellow, Depression woes will cease for her father and the country JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

This friendly, fanciful film was exactly what the nation needed to help it forget economic hard times. Shirley Temple is bright & cheerful, as always, and never fails to amuse. The talents which made her Hollywood's top box office draw for years are abundantly on display. Legendary Bill `Bojangles' Robinson is on hand with 3 of his celebrated dance routines. Watch, when he dances with Shirley, how she matches him step for step - a marvelous terpsichorean treat.

Comedy is handled by Bert Lahr, Joan Davis (why aren't they included in the climactic Benefit show?) & especially Franklin Pangborn, in his glory as the quintessential harried apartment manager. Charles Farrell, a big star himself a few years previous, does a fine job as Shirley's dad, while Claude Gillingwater once again has fun with the part of a crotchety, rich old man. Cora Witherspoon scores as a society snob.

Movie mavens will recognize Charles Williams as a persistent photographer & Leonard Kibrick as Shirley's tough kid friend.

Shirley, with help from Miss Davis, Lahr & Bojangles, sings & dances her way through `This Is A Happy Little Ditty' & `Just Around The Corner'.


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