Reet-Petite and Gone (1947)
Reet-Petite and Gone
Black Cast / Musical
Directed by William Forest Crouch
Cast: Louis Jordan as Schyler Jarvis / Louis Jarvis
June Richmond as June
Milton Woods as Sam Adams
Bea Griffith as Honey Carter / Lovey Linn
David Bethea as Dolph
Lorenzo Tucker as Henry Talbot
Vanita Smythe as Rusty
Mabel Lee as Mabel
This all African American film stars bandleader Louis Jordan in a dual role as father and son.
Schyler Jarvis, a successful old-time musical star, dies and wishes to leave his fortune to his son, Louis, and Honey, the daughter of his long-lost love. Henry Talbot, a crooked lawyer, decides to swindle the funds away from the rightful heirs and take the money for himself. After taking the money, Talbot meets an untimely end and suspicion falls upon Louis as the killer. Everything works out in the end in this film featuring plenty of music provided by Louis Jordan’s Tympany Five.