Just Around the Corner | Full Movie

Just Around the Corner
  • G
  • 1h 11m
  • 1938
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Plucky Penny Hale (Shirley Temple) is excited to return from boarding school to live with her widower dad (Charles Farrell), but when she learns that he’s lost his real estate project, and they now live in a basement, she sets out to win over a crotchety real estate developer (whom she mistakenly believes is “Uncle Sam.”)
© 1938 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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Common Sense Says
Light-hearted Shirley Temple fairy tale set in Depression.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Just Around the Corner is an old-fashioned, feel-good Shirley Temple movie (with music and dancing) about a little girl who is an uplifting force-of-nature, making everyone around her happy and more optimistic. It takes place during the American Depression in New York City; most of the rich people are portrayed as snooty and uncaring; the poor work hard and make the best of a bad situation. Expect a couple of cartoon pratfalls -- an uptight villain is sent down a laundry chute, a brief brawl between poor street kids, and a scene showing police with guns. The only non-white characters in the film (as was typical in a movie made in 1938) are African-American dancing doormen.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:November 11, 1938
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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