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Just Around the Corner (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 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".

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

Ethel Hill (screen play), J.P. McEvoy (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shirley Temple ... Penny Hale
Joan Davis ... Kitty
Charles Farrell ... Jeff Hale
Amanda Duff ... Lola
Bill Robinson ... Corporal Jones
Bert Lahr ... Gus
Franklin Pangborn ... Waters
Cora Witherspoon ... Aunt Julia Ramsby
Claude Gillingwater ... Samuel G. Henshaw (as Claude Gillingwater Sr.)
Benny Bartlett ... Milton Ramsby (as Bennie Bartlett)
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Storyline

Penny Hale is the daughter of Jeff Hale, a once wealthy architect and widower now ruined by the depression and working as the maintenance man in an apartment building, in which his girlfriend Lola lives in the penthouse. Shirley, always positive and happy refuses to accept their drop in the world and believes prosperity is just around the corner. She makes friends with an eccentric, grumpy old man, Samuel G. Henshaw, who turns out to be a millionaire and backs her father's engineering plans. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Waters: [to the police] Solitary confinement for me! Lock me up and throw away the key! I come, I come happy!
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Connections

Referenced in Bojangles (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love to Walk in the Rain
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Spina
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
Performed by Shirley Temple, Bill Robinson and Chorus
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When child prodigy Shirley Temple Ruled the show !!!
9 August 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Certainly the curse that caught the child players, met his first victim in Shirley Temple, she was the perfect paradigm to strengthen such matter, in this picture she is back from school due his broken father is no longer had a high class engineer job, he accepts a humble job as maintenance work at same building that he had used to live, the best thing that this picture offers is quite sure the ill tempered multimillionaire Samuel G. Henshaw played shiningly by the veteran actor Claude Gillingwater mistaken by Uncle Sam, smart script well developed to help the girl prodigy, possibly silly and dated, however nobody can deny the kindness and dexterity of Temple, a true benchmark at it's time, the DVD has an additional colorized version, recommended for all ages!!

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First watch: 2009 / How many: 2 / Source: DVD / Rating: 7


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucky Penny See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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