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Just Around the Corner (1933)

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

Cast overview:
Warren William ... Mr. Sears
Joan Blondell ... Mrs. Graham
Bette Davis ... Ginger
Dick Powell ... Jerry
Preston Foster ... Tim - Office Worker
Ruth Donnelly ... Mrs. Sears
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Storyline

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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Short | Drama

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1933 (USA) See more »

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General Electric (GE) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

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1.33 : 1
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Joan Blondell, playing the small role of Mrs. Graham, gets second billing, despite only being on screen for a few seconds. Ruth Donnelly, who appears throughout the latter part of the film, is only billed sixth. See more »

Soundtracks

You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played at the end of the opening photo credits
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How do we live without GE products?
1 August 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although Bette Davis and Dick Powell never made a feature film together they are husband and wife in this short subject which is an almost quarter of an hour commercial for the latest products from General Electric. Reason enough to see this short subject.

There's an opening in Powell's office about to happen and boss Warren William sees Powell showing pictures and bragging about how his summer place on a lake is really modernizing. Powell invites William and his wife Ruth Donnelly for a weekend and they spend it bragging on the modern marvels GE is bringing to their home. Even the lake is illuminated with GE floodlights, the better for night fishing.

Curiously enough the actor most identified with GE had not yet been signed by Warner Brothers. Ronald Reagan was 3 years away from his studio contract. If he and the brothers Warner only knew.


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