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Juke Girl (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 30 May 1942 (USA)
Danny and Steve are migrant farm workers who wind up in Cat Tail, Florida. Cat Tail is run by Madden Packing and Danny works for Madden while Steve works for the underdog farmer named Nick.... See full summary »

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Curtis Bernhardt

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A.I. Bezzerides (screenplay), Theodore Pratt (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Sheridan ... Lola Mears
Ronald Reagan ... Steve Talbot
Richard Whorf ... Danny Frazier
George Tobias ... Nick Garcos
Gene Lockhart ... Henry Madden
Alan Hale ... Yippee
Betty Brewer ... Skeeter
Howard Da Silva ... Cully (as Howard da Silva)
Donald MacBride ... 'Muckeye' John
Willard Robertson ... Mister Just
Faye Emerson ... Violet 'Murph' Murphy
Willie Best ... Jo-Mo
Fuzzy Knight ... Ike Harper
Spencer Charters ... Keeno
William B. Davidson ... Paley
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Storyline

Danny and Steve are migrant farm workers who wind up in Cat Tail, Florida. Cat Tail is run by Madden Packing and Danny works for Madden while Steve works for the underdog farmer named Nick. After the Tomato crop is destroyed by Madden, Steve takes Nick, Lola and the next crop to Atlanta where they sell it for big money. Danny is going up with Madden and thinks Steve is a sucker for working in the dirt. Lola stays in Atlanta while Nick and Steve go back to Cat Tail and the real trouble begins. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Sure She's Easy To Meet .....but try and forget her! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pés Inquietos See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Thursday 9 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); in order to protect the widespread theatrical re-release which was still in progress at that time, it was withdrawn from the air for the next five months; it was again seen in Cincinnati Wednesday 12 January 1957 on WKRC (Channel 12), and initially aired in Honolulu Friday 12 May 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13) and in Phoenix Thursday 13 June 1957 on KVAR (Channel 12). See more »

Goofs

In the early scene at the gas station, which is supposed to be somewhere in Florida, the hills of California can clearly be seen in the background. See more »

Quotes

Lola Mears: Look bud, every time a freight train shakes itself fleas like you come hopping out.
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Featured in This Theatre and You (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Embraceable You
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Played during Lola's scene with the watchman
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The Dark Saga of Beans and Tomatoes
12 March 2009 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Surprisingly vigorous programmer showing why Warner Bros. was the blue-collar studio of record. Had the occasional goofy humor and contrived climax been improved this could have been a sleeper. Reagan is lively and likable as the quick thinking ex-farmer-- no wooden soldier here. Whorf and Sheridan are appropriately intense, helping to inject a gritty feel. Reagan's friendship with Whorf is more interesting than the predictable romance with Sheridan. Whorf, an opportunist, splits from his hoboing buddy by siding with the crooked wholesaler (Lockhart) because he sees a lucrative future with a powerful employer. Reagan, on the other hand, is an idealist, willing to risk his future to help the victimized farmer (Tobias). In my book, the dynamic between them makes up the movie's core because it often presents a real-life choice.

A number of nice touches. The bar scenes are atmospheric and staffed beyond programmer expectation. In fact, the settings as a whole from the hobo jungle to the honky-tonk street show genuine care—note even the "Madden" labels in the background of Madden's (Lockhart's) office. I suspect that producer Hal Wallis, a leading Hollywood producer, had a lot to do with this level of detail for what amounts to a very unglamorous production. Note too how the wholesalers collude to cheat the farmers. I expect that resonated with audiences still recovering from the Great Depression. All in all, the movie's much better than its rather misleading title suggests. (In passing—note presence of voluptuous Faye Emerson {Murph} who later achieved New York celebrity by marrying one of the Roosevelt sons and scandalizing early TV with a series of plunging neckline guest-show appearances. Also, for uncompromisingly fierce look at trucking and wholesalers, catch noir classic Thieves' Highway {1949}).


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