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Junction 88 (1947)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Music
Small town lovers are aided by a visiting showman.


George P. Quigley


Augustus Smith (story and screenplay) (as Gus Smith)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Howard Bob Howard ... Bob Howard
Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham ... Piggy (as 'Pigmeat' Markham)
Noble Sissle Noble Sissle ... Band Leader (as Noble Sissel)
Wyatt Clark Wyatt Clark ... Buster
Marie Cooke Marie Cooke ... Lolly
Augustus Smith Augustus Smith ... Pop (as Gus Smith)
Abbey Mitchell Abbey Mitchell ... Mom (as Abbie Mitchell)
Artie Belle McGinty Artie Belle McGinty ... Mrs. Jenkins
George Wiltshire George Wiltshire ... Rev. Juniper
Herbert Junior Herbert Junior ... Onnie (as Herb Junior)
Alonzo Bozan Alonzo Bozan ... Charlie (as Alonzo Bosan)
Maude Simmons Maude Simmons ... Lady
Al Young Al Young ... Old Man
Eugene Thompson Eugene Thompson ... Choir
Rumena Matson Rumena Matson ... Choir


In Junction 88, a small all-black community, pretty Lolly Simpkins loves gentle songwriter Buster Jenkins, who makes too little money to marry. Her father favors rival suitor Onnie, crude but with a better income. Buster's best chance comes when impresario Bob Howard, to whom he's sent songs, comes to town looking for him. But Bob is looking for a pseudonym, 'Hewlett Green', that nobody's ever heard of. Will Buster reveal himself? Meanwhile, a very jazzy church concert. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Music


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Did You Know?


Somewhere Happy With You
Written by Augustus Smith (as J. Augustus Smith)
Lyrics by Herbert Junior
Performed by Wyatt Clark (uncredited) with Marie Cooke (uncredited)
Played by Noble Sissel's Orchestra
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Cool music, dumb humor, beautiful women: Not much has changed!
26 June 2002 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

This lightweight musical doesn't have much of a script, but some nice mugging and singing by Bob Howard and Pigmeat Markham (!). The songs are all original and as good as most mainstream musicals, but the one gospel number is strange and under-rehearsed. Its 55 minutes pass by quickly because of the pretty women (especially Marie Cooke, who sings also) and fun music. Mostly tin pan alley, but there's a blues number too!

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