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Jive Junction (1943)

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With a title like Jive Junction, this just has to be a wartime musical. In one of his few top-billed roles, teenaged actor Dickie Moore plays Peter, a student in a hidebound music conservatory. Rebelling against his old-fogey teachers, Peter organizes an all-girl swing band. When his father dies in the war, Peter overcomes his grief in true Mickey Rooney fashion, converting an old barn into "Jive Junction," a convivial gathering place for lonely servicemen. Much of the footage in Jive Junction is given over to newcomer Gerra Young, a pleasant and attractive singer who unfortunately never clicked in films. This standard B musical was directed by-of all people-cult favorite Edgar G. Ulmer!

Cast

Dickie Moore
as Peter Crane
Gerra Young
as Gerra Young
Tina Thayer
as Claire Emerson
Johnny Michaels
as Jimmy Emerson
Jan Wiley
as Miss Forbes
Bob McKenzie
as Sheriff
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Critic Reviews for Jive Junction

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It's only distinction being it's the best film ever with Jive in its title, beating out the 1976 Jive Turkey by a country mile.

November 20, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Visually inventive version of the "Hey Kids, Let's Put On a Show" musical.

January 18, 2005 | Full Review…

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