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Girl Crazy (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 25 March 1932 (USA)
New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there. He asks his ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ...
Jimmy Deegan - The Taxi Driver
Robert Woolsey ...
Slick Foster - The Gambler
Dorothy Lee ...
Patsy - The Gal of the Golden West
Eddie Quillan ...
Danny Churchill - The Heroine
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Tessie Deegan - Deegan's Sister
Brooks Benedict ...
George Mason - The New York Villain
Kitty Kelly ...
Kate Foster - The Gambler's Wife
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Molly Gray - The Heroine
Stanley Fields ...
Lank Sanders - The Arizona Heavy
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Mary
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Pete (as Crispen Martin)
Monte Collins ...
Bartender (as Monty Collins)
The Orchestra
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New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there. He asks his friend Slick, a professional gambler and his wife Kitty, to help him. Slick decides to go there in a cab, driven by shy Jimmy. Jimmy's younger sister Tessie also travels there. There Danny has fallen in love with Molly, but troubles arise for him when the local heavy decides that he doesn't like the ranch and announces running for sheriff. Danny and Slick got the idea that Jimmy would be the ideal candidate, especially because of the fact that the heavy has announced he would kill another sheriff. With some help Jimmy is elected, but Molly leaves Danny with a New York shyster for Mexico. Mitzi, Danny, Kitty, Patsy - Jimmy's sweetheart as well as Jimmy and Slick follow her to win her heart back for Danny, but they are followed by the local heavy and his friend. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Sensational Gershwin Song Hits

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Comedy | Musical

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Passed
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1.37 : 1
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Adapted from a Broadway stage musical, "Girl Crazy" opened on October 14, 1930 at the Alvin Theater in New York (now known as the Neil Simon Theatre) and ran for 272 performances. Ginger Rogers starred, and Ethel Merman, in a supporting role, introduced her first trademark song, "I Got Rhythm." See more »

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Slick Foster: You were elected 800 to 1.
Jimmy Deagan: How did that one get in there?
Slick Foster: I don't know, but I have demanded a recount.
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Crazy Credits

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Version of When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965) See more »

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You've Got What Gets Me
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by Bert Wheeler and Dorothy Lee
Danced by Bert Wheeler, Dorothy Lee and Mitzi Green
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Fun With Wheeler & Woolsey And The Gershwin Brothers
8 August 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A rich, GIRL CRAZY young playboy decides to transform an old family ranch in Arizona into a fancy entertainment hot spot. He turns to a gambler buddy to come West & operate the games of chance. Together, they trick a witless cabby into running for sheriff in nearby Custerville, a town notorious for the low life expectancy of its lawmen...

Wheeler & Woolsey (Bert Wheeler is the little fellow with the curly hair; Robert Woolsey has the glasses & cigar) have fun in this transmogrified Gershwin musical. With their one-liners & physical comedy, they were always able to transcend their material, even in an excessively silly story such as this. It is a shame that the Boys are all but forgotten today...

Eddie Quillan, as the playboy, provides his usual peppy puppy support; Dorothy Lee, Wheeler's perpetual flame, appears but is given little to do, probably as she must share plot time with 3 other young ladies: Kitty Kelly, Mitzi Green & Arline Judge. Stanley Fields makes a fine buffonish bad guy. That's Nat Pendleton, unbilled, as the motorcycle cop.

With songs by the Gershwin Brothers, the Boys are in very fine musical company. Kelly sings a rousing `I Got Rhythm' - while Quillan & Judge deliver `But Not For Me'. Wheeler & Lee get to warble `You've Got What Gets Me'. Movie mavens will want to pay attention to the very end of this song; the female who gets throttled by Wheeler is none other than the monumental Margaret Dumont, apparently escaped from the Marx Bros., appearing here in an uncredited cameo.


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