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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

Penny Hale: I'll bet you get pretty tired of it all, don't you, Uncle Sam?
Samuel G. Henshaw: Tired? I'm sick of the whole kit and kaboodle! Who are you?
Penny Hale: I'm Penny.
Samuel G. Henshaw: Oh, is that what you're waiting for? Here.
[handing her a penny]
Penny Hale: No, thank you!
Samuel G. Henshaw: Why not?
Penny Hale: There are too many people taking money from you now. I wouldn't dream of it. I'll be around about this time everyday. If you need anymore help, just call me and I'll come. Goodbye, Uncle Sam. Keep your chin up!
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Connections

Referenced in Bojangles (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Brass Buttons and Epaulettes
(1938) (uncredited)
Written by Harold Spina and Walter Bullock
Sung by Bill Robinson, danced by Bill Robinson and Doormen
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Lighthearted Shirley Temple Musical
16 June 2000 | by Ron OliverSee 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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