Reet Petite and Gone
Black Heritage Film - (1947) 67min. Directed by William Forest Crouch Cast: Louis Jordan, June Richmond, Milton Wood
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 tries to swindle the funds away from the rightful heirs and take the money for himself. When Talbot meets an untimely end suspicion falls upon Louis as the killer. Everything works in the end for this film featuring plenty of music provided by Louis Jordan's Tympany Five.
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