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Too Many Girls
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John Twist (screen play)
George Marion Jr. (book)
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Release Date:
8 October 1940 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lucille Ball ... Connie Casey

Richard Carlson ... Clint Kelly

Ann Miller ... Pepe

Eddie Bracken ... Jojo Jordan

Frances Langford ... Eileen Eilers

Desi Arnaz ... Manuelito

Hal Le Roy ... Al Terwilliger (as Hal LeRoy)
Libby Bennett ... Tallulah Lou

Harry Shannon ... Mr. Casey

Douglas Walton ... Beverly Waverly

Chester Clute ... Lister
Tiny Person ... Midge Martin
Ivy Scott ... Mrs. Tewksbury
Byron Shores ... Sheriff Andaluz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Alvarez ... Joe (uncredited)
Zita Baca ... Coed (uncredited)
John Benton ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)

Chief John Big Tree ... Chief (uncredited)

Pamela Blake ... Coed (uncredited)

Iron Eyes Cody ... Indian (uncredited)
Homer Dickenson ... Mr. Casey's Butler (uncredited)

Peggy Drake ... Coed (uncredited)
Vera Fern ... Coed (uncredited)
Tommy Graham ... Hawker (uncredited)
Averell Harris ... Detective (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)

Harry James ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Ellen Johnson ... Coed (uncredited)

Van Johnson ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Janet Lavis ... Coed (uncredited)
Mildred Law ... Coed (uncredited)
Amarilla Morris ... Coed (uncredited)

Jay Silverheels ... Indian (uncredited)

Grady Sutton ... Football Coach (uncredited)
Anna Mae Tessle ... Coed (uncredited)

Dorothy Vernon ... Faculty Extra (uncredited)

Dan White ... Faculty Extra (uncredited)
Sethma Williams ... Marie (uncredited)

Directed by
George Abbott 
Writing credits
John Twist (screen play)

George Marion Jr. (book of musical play)

Produced by
Harry E. Edington .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Frank Redman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William Hamilton (edited by)
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dewey Starkey .... assistant director
Art Department
Carroll Clark .... associate art director
Sound Department
Earl A. Wolcott .... recordist
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edward Stevenson .... wardrobe
Music Department
George Abbott .... producer: musical play "Too Many Girls"
George Bassman .... musical director
George Bassman .... orchestral arranger
Lorenz Hart .... lyrics by
Hugh Martin .... vocal director
LeRoy Prinz .... dance numbers staged by
Richard Rodgers .... music by
Gene Rose .... orchestral arranger
Frank Tours .... orchestra conductor
Ralph Blane .... vocal director (uncredited)
Trudy Erwin .... singing voice: Lucille Ball (uncredited)
Fletcher Henderson .... music arranger (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Sweden:Btl | USA:Approved (PCA #6464)

Did You Know?

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz first met on the set of this movie.See more »
Eileen Eilers:Now, just one more question and we'll know whether you coincide with our type. What do you consider your ultimate goal in life?
Consuelo 'Connie' Casey:A man.
Eileen Eilers:Why, that's down right brilliant honey! You're pledged!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993) (TV)See more »
PotawatomineSee more »


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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Fun, music, silliness, typical 40's stuff., 2 February 2000
Author: martex34 ( from texas

Great dancing by Ann Miller and some fellow; Langford looked kind of puffy; Desi was cute and so was Bracken. All the cast seemed energetic and there was good ensemble choreography. Wish it was in color! The surprise was Richard Carlson who looked really hunky in those days...Lucille Ball was great from the beginning...really a beautiful woman with plenty of comic talent!

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