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Too Many Girls (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Sport | 8 October 1940 (USA)
Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards. The college is in financial trouble and her ... See full summary »

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Tallulah Lou
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Mr. Casey
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Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards. The college is in financial trouble and her bodyguards use their salary to help the college. The football players join the college team, and the team becomes one of the best. One of the football players, Clint, falls in love with Connie, but when she discovers he is her bodyguard, she decides to go back East. The bodyguards follow her, leaving the team in the lurch. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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It's knee-deep in gorgeous gals and gaiety!

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Comedy | Musical | Sport

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8 October 1940 (USA)  »

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Demasiadas chicas  »

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Trivia

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz first met on the set of this movie. See more »

Quotes

Jojo Jordan: Well, I'm not exactly wonderful, but I'm awfully attractive in a dynamic sort of way.
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Conga
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Danced by Desi Arnaz, Ann Miller, chorus, including Frances Langford, Eddie Bracken, Libby Bennett, Richard Carlson, Lucille Ball, Hal Le Roy
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Rodgers and Hart done on the cheap
11 February 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With obvious clumps of studio foliage, this movie must have certainly cost very little to make: however, it does have a few saving graces (Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, and Frances Langford amongst the girls; Richard Carlson, Desi Arnaz, and Eddie Bracken amongst the boys; a handful of good songs from the Rodgers and Hart show - including 'I Didn't Know What Time It Was'). Between the musical numbers it drags quite badly and seems pretty stilted - some of the script has lines like: 'we're handing our strip back'/'you mean you're going to play in the nude?'; 'I'm looking for the Stunted Hag.'/'No, this is the Hunted Stag.'; 'You know, that college that doesn't give its right name - Smith.' and so on.

The tale of a wayward girl going to her father's cheapo alma mater and shadowed by four Ivy League students is not that original, or done in a particularly interesting way. But, at the few moments when the music kicks in, it just about saves itself from oblivion.


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