GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery Story byTheodore Pratt CountryUnited States
Release dateMay 30, 1942 (1942-05-30) WriterA.I. Bezzerides (screenplay), Theodore Pratt (from a story by), Kenneth Gamet (adaptation) CastAnn Sheridan (Lola Mears), Ronald Reagan (Steve Talbot), Richard Whorf (Danny Frazier), George Tobias (Nick Garcos, the Greek), Gene Lockhart (Henry Madden), Alan Hale (Yippee 'Yip') Similar moviesTaken 3, The Shawshank Redemption, The Fugitive, Due Date, Sex Drive, Judge Dredd
TaglineSure She's Easy To Meet .....but try and forget her!
Juke Girl is a 1942 drama film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and written by A.I. Bezzerides. The film stars Ann Sheridan and future President of the United States Ronald Reagan. The supporting cast includes Richard Whorf, George Tobias, Gene Lockhart, Alan Hale, Sr., Howard Da Silva, Donald MacBride, Faye Emerson, Willie Best, and Fuzzy Knight. The plot focuses on the plight of exploited farmers and farmworkers in the South.
"Shapely Ann Sheridan is starred with Ronald Reagan in the story of a dime-a-dance girl who discovers her veneer of hardness is not so solid as she had thought."
Farm workers Steve and Danny seek jobs in the fields of Florida, where a man named Henry Madden runs a packing plant and uses strong-arm tactics while preventing many farmers from selling their crops.
Steve meets and falls in love with Lola Mears, a "juke girl" employed at Muckeye John's club. They befriend farmer Nick Garcos, whose attempt to sell his tomatoes in Atlanta is foiled by Madden's henchman Cully.
Danny turns against his friend Steve, deciding to work for Madden. In a fight, Nick is killed by Madden, who then attempts to frame Steve and Lola for murder. Madden's crime is uncovered, resulting in Steve and Lola leaving town to begin a new life.