Juke Girl

Overview

Director Curtis Bernhardt hadn't wanted to make Juke Girl, but he was under contract to Warner Bros. and had to tow the line lest he find himself drawing Unemployment. One of Bernhardt's gripes against the film is that it starred Ronald Reagan, whom he considered an "unimportant" screen personality. In all fairness, Reagan is pretty good in his role as itinerant fruit-picker Steve Talbot, who gets involved in the middle of a labor dispute between the farmers and the packers. Talbot casts his lot with the farmers,...
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Overview

Director Curtis Bernhardt hadn't wanted to make Juke Girl, but he was under contract to Warner Bros. and had to tow the line lest he find himself drawing Unemployment. One of Bernhardt's gripes against the film is that it starred Ronald Reagan, whom he considered an "unimportant" screen personality. In all fairness, Reagan is pretty good in his role as itinerant fruit-picker Steve Talbot, who gets involved in the middle of a labor dispute between the farmers and the packers. Talbot casts his lot with the farmers, while his longtime pal Danny Frazier Richard Whorf goes with the packers. Juke-joint hostess Lola Meers Anne Sheridan falls for Steve and supports his cause, only to be fired for her troubles at the behest of powerful packing-plant operator Henry Madden Gene Lockhart. She and Steve try to escape Madden's influence, but when their farmer friend Nick Garcos George Tobias is murdered, the couple is framed for the crime. There follows "orgies of fights" director Bernhardt's description and a lynching attempt before Steve's old buddy Danny comes to the rescue. Anne Sheridan is at her most gorgeous in Juke Girl, making it difficult for the viewer to remain concentrated on the story.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/7/2009
  • UPC: 883316174753
  • Original Release: 1942
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: B&W / Full Frame
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 57,476

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ronald Wilson Reagan Steve Talbot
Ann Sheridan Lola Mears
Gene Lockhart Henry Madden
Richard Whorf Danny Frazier
Betty Brewer Skeeter
Faye Emerson Violet Murphy
George Tobias Nick Garcos
Alan Hale "Yippee"
Howard Da Silva Cully
Donald MacBride "Muckeye" John
Fuzzy Knight Ike Harper
Willie Best Jo-Mo
Irving Bacon Keeno
Willard Robertson Mister Just
Al Bridge
Paul E. Burns Ed
Clancy Cooper
Frank Darien Elderly Farmer
William Edmunds Travitti
Pat Flaherty Mike
Jack Gardner
Sol (Saul) Gorss
William Gould Deputy
Kenneth Harlan Dealer
William Hopper Clerk
Fred Kelsey
Milt Kibbee
Frank Mayo Detective
Patrick McVey Farmer
Edward Peil Sr.
Frank Pharr
William "Bill" Phillips
Dewey Robinson
Glenn Strange
Forrest Taylor
Ray Teal
Eddy Waller Man in Car
Guy Wilkerson
Victor Zimmerman Man
Spencer Charters Keeno
William B. Davidson Paley
Frank Wilcox Truck Driver
William Haade Watchman
Technical Credits
Curtis Bernhardt Director
Milo Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
A.I. Bezzerides Screenwriter
Adolph Deutsch Score Composer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Kenneth Gamet Screenwriter
Bert Glennon Cinematographer
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Charles Lang Sound/Sound Designer
Warren Low Editor
Jack Saper Producer
Jerry Wald Producer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup
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