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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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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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8 October 1940 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Trudy Erwin dubbed Lucille Ball's singing. See more »

Quotes

Clint Kelly: But I haven't got a band!
Jojo Jordan: [referring to D. Arnaz] With the possible exception of one or two of us, who has ?
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You're Nearer
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Sung by Frances Langford, Ann Miller, Libby Bennett, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball (dubbed by Trudy Erwin)
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So bad it's hilarious, with some great performances
5 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A cast of thousands--extra dancers and singers. George Abbott probably had 18 dancers in the Broadway version, so here he got about 180. Some of these numbers are well worth the watch. Don't miss the surreal finale with Desi Arnaz on conga (and he's supposed to be a rich Argentinean). Lucille Ball is shot through gauze even though she's quite young, but who cares, she's luminescent in this silly plot. This is the rare Hollywood film taking place on a college campus where not a single professor is evident, save a quick visual joke.

The hard-to-watch scenes involved handsome Richard Carlson who acts like a sap in a painfully sappy way. No wonder he was unable to continue his career after WWII. But oh, that Eddie Bracken, Hal Le Roy, and the always magnificent Anne Miller. Frances Langford shows how that band experience produced fabulous singers.

Really, you'll be screaming in pain, choking your popcorn out in laughter, and popping your eyes over the over-the-top Busby-you-can-be-outdone dance numbers. And it has one of the best Rodgers and Hart songs ever, "I Never Knew What Time it Was," sung man to woman, and then, yes, man to man. Postmodern viewers will find some unintended gay laughs.

So show it to your best friends, the only ones who'll understand and not throw a pillow at you.


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