Willy Baxter is now 17, which is practically 18, so he prefers "William". William is supposed to be studying for college entrance exams, but a sophisticated Chicago girl arrives in town. She's the cat's meow with her singing, dancing, and big city catchphrases. "But definitely!" William doesn't have any money and his old jalopy won't impress anybody. His allowance is already up to $1 and his baby sister won't lend him any money from her piggy bank. But he needs a new car, and white tie, tails, and top hat so he can take the doll to the swank nightclub he's been told about. And she won't go anywhere without that dog of hers... Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It's initial telecast took place in Chicago Sunday 4 January 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2); in San Francisco it first aired 31 December 1959 on KPIX (Channel 5). See more
Version of Seventeen
Words and music by Frank Loesser
Sung at the movie's opening and closing credits See more