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Just Across the Street (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 30 June 1952 (UK)
Daft comedy about a toilet repair mans secretary who pretends to be wealthy.


Joseph Pevney


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Complete credited cast:
Ann Sheridan ... Henrietta Smith
John Lund ... Fred Newcombe
Robert Keith ... Walter Medford
Cecil Kellaway ... Pop Smith
Harvey Lembeck ... Al
Natalie Schafer ... Gertrude Medford
Alan Mowbray ... Davis
George Eldredge ... John Ballanger
Burt Mustin ... Ed Simmons
Billie Bird ... Pearl


Daft comedy about a toilet repair mans secretary who pretends to be wealthy.

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Get a LAUGHING Load of THIS!




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Release Date:

30 June 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Do Outro Lado da Rua See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Pleasing comedy, expertly performed
5 May 2007 | by dallesmacSee all my reviews

"Just Across the Street" is worth seeking out--an pleasing example of the kind of modest comedy (often placed on lower-half of a double bill) that Hollywood stopped making almost a half-century ago. It's brisk, powered by a clever mistaken-identity romantic plot, and filled with entertaining comic performances by old-time pros like Cecil Kellaway, Natalie Schaefer and Billie Bird. Nobody handles this kind of light farce better than Ann Sheridan. Although this came rather late in her career, she shines as the no-nonsense female lead, caught up in a situation that spins out of her control. She is well-matched by John Lund, one of the best light-comedy performers. They make a strong romantic and comedic team. The film is directed with a surprisingly light touch by U-I studio standby Joseph Pevney. Though certainly small-scale and lightweight, it has an appealing, non-condescending small-town America feeling--plus, it's just funny.

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