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Just Around the Corner

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Light-hearted Shirley Temple fairy tale set in Depression.

Movie G 1938 70 minutes
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Notable because it was the last of the four movies in which Miss Temple danced with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, this is a delightful, heartwarming story filled with colorful featured players. (Look for Bert Lahr, who the next year became the iconic Cowardly Lion; and Joan Davis, an early female movie and TV comic.)

While the film has a predictable plot with predictable one-dimensional characters, it's always fun, entertaining, and good-hearted. Selfish people learn lessons about compassion; mean people get their comeuppance; and the world is a better place for having Lucky Penny and her dad in it.

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