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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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Jimmy Deegan - The Taxi Driver
Robert Woolsey ...
Slick Foster - The Gambler
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Patsy - The Gal of the Golden West
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Danny Churchill - The Heroine
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Tessie Deegan - Deegan's Sister
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George Mason - The New York Villain
Kitty Kelly ...
Kate Foster - The Gambler's Wife
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Molly Gray - The Heroine
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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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Storyline

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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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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

The Orchestra is listed as being one of the cast members. See more »

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Version of Girl Crazy (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Bidin' My Time
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by an unidentified male quartet
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3 May 2005 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

Unless you are a Wheeler & Woolsey enthusiast, you'll find this a complete waste of popcorn. Ostensibly a Gershwin musical (and would legitimately be remade as such), it has the numbers grafted onto a proto-screwball comedy. Nearly everything is turned toward setting up the standard jokes of the pair.

The one exception is Mitzi Green, the thirteen year old "sister." Her moments are golden. I'd never seen her before. She's not a performer in the mold of Shirley and Judy who charm you with their portrayals. You get the impression that this really is how she is, basically.

She does some impressions that lack power today because the targets are mostly forgotten. But she does a dance with two others and continuously gets bumped off. If you've ever done any serious dancing you'll know that what she does is much harder than it seems. This girl shines; wonder whatever happened?

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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