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Look-Out Sister

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Meets criteria #2 of the film criteria, among others. "The film features significant involvement (i.e., one of the most important roles in the making of the film) by a notable person and is a major part of his/her career." FloridaArmy (talk) 09:47, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

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Look-Out Sister is a 1947 film featuring Louis Jordan. Directed by Bud Pollard, it is a satirical,[1] Western-themed musical[2] and "horse opera".[3] The film was produced by Astor Pictures.[3] John E. Gordon wrote the story. The film remains in existence and is available online.

Jordan performs numerous songs in the film.[4] The plot features Louis Jordan as a burnt out musician who heads to a sanitorium to recover and the dreams of going out west to a dude ranch.[5][6] A poster for the film advertises it as including 11 great song hits and features the tagline "when he's not singin' he's shootin, when he's not shootin" he's lovin'.[7] Louise Franklin plays a featured role in the film.[3]

The film was directed by Bud Pollard[8] and Louis Jordan.

Excerpts from this film and his others, Beware (1946) and Reet, Petite and Gone (1947), as well as soundies were released as Louis Jordan: films and soundies[9]

The Jazz Society of Chicago and Chicago Film Society scheduled a showing of the film in 2019 calling it a "joyously ingratiating, loose-limbed musical that packs 11 songs into an hour.[10]

Production[edit]

The film, called Lookout while in production, was budgeted at $60,000.[11] It was named after Jordan's original song, "Look Out".[3] Louis Jordan was one of the investors for the film. Some of the "swim and western atmosphere shots" were taken in the San Fernando Valley.[11] During filming, Maceo Sheffield was injured after falling off of a horse in a scene where he was "in pursuit of an outlaw band".[12]

Cast[edit]

  • Louis Jordan
  • Suzette Harbin
  • Monte Hawley
  • Louise Franklin[3]
  • Glenn Allen
  • Tommy Southern

References[edit]

  1. McCann, Bob (October 27, 2010). Encyclopedia of African American Actresses in Film and Television. McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers. ISBN 9780786437900 – via Google Books. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. Berry, S. Torriano; Berry, Venise T. (January 26, 2007). Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810864641 – via Google Books. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Levette, Harry (10 April 1948). "20 Hollywood Bathing Beauties Star With Louis Jordan". Atlanta Daily World. p. 4. ProQuest 490847961. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  4. "LOOKOUT SISTER". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
  5. "Look-Out Sister". www.grapevinevideo.com.
  6. "LOOK-OUT SISTER". May 19, 2020 – via blackreflections.tv.
  7. "Look Out Sister, poster, Suzette Harbin, Louis Jordan, 1947". Getty Images.
  8. "Look-Out Sister" – via Internet Archive.
  9. Louis Jordan: films and soundies. October 27, 2003. OCLC 56194440 – via Open WorldCat. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  10. Society, Chicago Film. "Do the "Barnyard Boogie!" – Louis Jordan Musical Lookout Sister Screens Sept. 11 in 35mm at NEIU | Chicago Film Society".
  11. 11.0 11.1 Lamar, Lawrence F. (3 April 1948). "Louis Jordan's Film, "Look" Ready Soon". The Chicago Defender (National Edition). p. 9. ProQuest 492845491. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  12. "Maceo Sheffield Is Injured In Fall Off Hoss in Jordan Pix". New York Amsterdam. 3 April 1948. p. 23. ProQuest 225936964. Retrieved 3 November 2020.



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