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Just Around the Corner

G 1938 1h 10m Musical List
Reviews 62% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
During the Great Depression, young Penny Hale (Shirley Temple) lives with her once-successful father (Charles Farrell) in a hotel where he works as a janitor in order to scrape by. Their humble life inspires wide-eyed Penny to concoct a precocious scheme. Befriending a wealthy but cranky older man (Claude Gillingwater Sr.), she convinces him to do his best to help the country by creating jobs and, in the process, getting her father back on his feet. Read More Read Less
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Renee Schonfeld Common Sense Media Light-hearted Shirley Temple fairy tale set in Depression. Rated: 4/5 May 23, 2013 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The tepid melodrama doesn't work, but there's charm in perky Shirley's performance and her bouncy musical numbers with Bill Robinson. Rated: C+ May 30, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member love all her moives wish i owned them all Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Classic movies are too cute! Shows how far Hollywood has come! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member My all time favourite Shirley Temple film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member The best part about this is Temple's feud with the spoiled rich kid. Other than that it's really one of her worst. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Not one of Shirley Temple's best, but it is still entertaining and enjoyable. The musical numbers for the most part are not very memorable, but the "Walk in the Rain" number is great. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This was one of the more mediocre Shirley Temple movies. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis During the Great Depression, young Penny Hale (Shirley Temple) lives with her once-successful father (Charles Farrell) in a hotel where he works as a janitor in order to scrape by. Their humble life inspires wide-eyed Penny to concoct a precocious scheme. Befriending a wealthy but cranky older man (Claude Gillingwater Sr.), she convinces him to do his best to help the country by creating jobs and, in the process, getting her father back on his feet.
Director
Irving Cummings
Producer
Darryl F Zanuck
Rating
G
Genre
Musical
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 1, 2013
Runtime
1h 10m
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