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Too Many Girls (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Sport  |  8 October 1940 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Al Terwilliger (as Hal LeRoy)
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Midge Martin
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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 muchachas  »

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The musical play opened on Broadway in New York at the Imperial Theater on 18 November 1939 and ran for 249 performances. Eddie Bracken, Desi Arnaz, Hal Le Roy, Libby Bennett, Ivy Scott, Byron Shores and Van Johnson recreated their stage roles for this movie. Except for LeRoy, the movie was the film debut for each of these actors. 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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Lucy & Desi the beginning!
22 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was made in 1940. We were just about to go to War with Japan & people had just barely survived the Great Depression. Most people wanted fun escapist movies. The music is great! Of course it's full of fluff. The audience preferred it that way! Ask your grandparents, they'll tell you what life was like in 1940. My grandmother had a job seating people at the Admiral theater in Seattle, Wa. Actually West Seattle, which at the time was considered a separate area from Seattle. She told us that the customers loved Musicals and Westerns. The perfect escape for a Saturday afternoon. The theater's were full for every show and only cost a dime. I think if we were to quit picking apart these films and just enjoy them for the the times they were created, we could learn a lot about life in the 40's. Try to see what we have in common with that era instead of looking for the differences. We are much too cynical and if we can't enjoy a silly film like Too many Girls, we haven't come as far as we think we have. Submitted by Little Blue


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