• Just Around the Corner (1938)

Just Around the Corner

Release Date: 1938

DVD Release Date: July 25th, 2006

G |1 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Shirley Temple, Joan Davis, Charles Farrell, Amanda Duff, Bill Robinson, Bert Lahr, Franklin Pangborn, Cora Witherspoon

Director: Irving Cummings

Genres: Musical

Keywords: Charming, Melodramatic, Hotel, Rise, Underdog, 1930s, Father