The films on the 50 pack Musical Classics DVD from Mill Creek. Some are excellent, others are more unusual public…
Reet, Petite, and Gone
Old-time musical star Schyler Jarvis, now wealthy, is dying; his last act is a visionary plan for the future happiness of his son, swing bandleader Louis Jarvis, and Honey Carter, daughter of his long-lost love. But crooked lawyer Talbot has a nefarious scheme to get his hands on the Jarvis money...and it doesn't include any happiness for Louis and Honey. Plenty of swing from Louis Jordan's Tympany Five.
This barely qualifies as narrative film. Super thin plot has Louis Jordan basically playing a version of himself in preposterous comedy about a rich guy's son who, as prescribed by his dying father's wishes, must find a woman with an exact set of measurements to marry or else he doesn't inherit the family fortune. Wait, what? At least there are a dozen or so musical performances to make this watchable.