Juke Joint (1947)
Black Cast / Comedy / Drama / Musical
Directed by Spencer Williams
Cast: Spencer Williams, July Jones, Inez Newell, Melody Duncan and Katherine Moore.
This feature presents Williams and Jones as down and out in the Great Southwest. They pose as theatrical experts and get free room and board in the Holliday home for helping Honeydew prepare to win a beauty pageant. Florida, the other daughter, is propositioned by the owner of a Juke Joint, who wants to take her to Chicago, but the two 'theatrical experts' and Mama Lou's sense of righteousness keep the family intact.
Hitch-hiking con-men Bad News Johnson and July Jones arrive in a Midwestern small town with a capital of twenty-five cents. Taking a room with Mama Lou, whose daughter is entered in a local beauty contest, they pose as Hollywood actors who can train Honey Dew in stagecraft. Meanwhile, Mama's other daughter Florida prepares to elope to Chicago with Johnny, owner of the Juke Joint, where, after a jitterbug contest, Mama herself takes a hand.
Actors: Spencer Williams