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Too Many Girls (1940)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Clint Kelly
Jojo Jordan
Eileen Eilers
Hal Le Roy ...
Al Terwilliger (as Hal LeRoy)
Libby Bennett ...
Tallulah Lou
Harry Shannon ...
Mr. Casey
Douglas Walton ...
Beverly Waverly
Chester Clute ...
Tiny Person ...
Midge Martin
Ivy Scott ...
Mrs. Tewksbury
Byron Shores ...
Sheriff Andaluz


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 <>

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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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Demasiadas chicas  »

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Based on a 1939 Broadway play featuring Desi Arnaz and Eddie Bracken. See more »


Jojo Jordan: Well, I'm not exactly wonderful, but I'm awfully attractive in a dynamic sort of way.
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I Didn't Know What Time It Was
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Sung by Lucille Ball (dubbed by Trudy Erwin) and Richard Carlson
also sung by Eddie Bracken
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The One Where Lucy and Desi Met and Fell in Love
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Some movies become important, not because of their subject or their cinematic relevance (or irrelevance in some cases), but because of other circumstances.

In this case, it's the film that brought together two of television's greatest personalities and business people: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Both were struggling actors trying to make their images a commodity in the Hollywood of the late Thirties and early Forties. Arnaz, however, was less an actor than a musician so he had material on which to fall back on. Ball, on the other hand, was today's Parker Posey -- you always saw her star in B-movies and rarely, if ever, in "major productions". Back then, though, such a thing was looked down upon and Ball in this vehicle didn't fare better: she remained rooted in the B's.

So with Ball and Arnaz coming together in 1940, it is reported that the sparks were loud and clear and despite their personality and racial differences, they were to begin an alliance which would legally last 20 years, but emotionally, a lifetime. Neither of them share scenes together other than the ones in which their characters happen to appear on screen simultaneously, which would have been great in order to capture what they were about to experience (much in the style of Hepburn and Tracy, and Bogart and Bacall), but that's okay. We know the history of Lucy and Desi and if anything, this movie is the catalyst for their union.

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