Reet, Petite, and Gone is a 1947 American race film musical directed in his feature film debut by short subject director William Forest Crouch that was produced and released by Astor Pictures. The film stars Louis Jordan and in her credited feature film debut, June Richmond.
Louis Jarvis Jr is called away from his band's radio show to visit his terminally ill father before he dies. Also summoned by Louis Jarvis Sr is Honey Carter the daughter of the only woman he ever loved.
Jarvis Senior's dying wish is that Honey and Louis get together with the elder Jarvis planning his will so that Junior will not inherit his estate until he marries Honey, or a woman like him to bring him happiness and stability. Sadly the elder Jarvis dies before meeting his son and Honey.
Jarvis Senior's shady lawyer Henry Talbot sees a chance to get a portion of the Jarvis estate for himself by rewriting the will to make it sound like Jarvis Junior must marry a woman with the attributes of his secretary Rusty with the plan that Rusty will divorce Jarvis Junior and she and Henry will split the estate. The ruse is undetected with Junior Jarvis having a time limit where if he is not married the estate will go to Henry to distribute to charities.
Junior urgently needs the money to produce his new stage musical. Junior is not keen to marry Rusty, but his friend suggests they cast the show with a lead having the physical attributes of Rusty, however Henry attempts to stop the show by scaring off Junior's investors.