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

Did You Know?

Film debut of Van Johnson.See more »
Harold L. Lister:Is this the Stunted Hag?
Clint Kelly:Eh, you mean the Hunted Stag?
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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Lucy & Desi the beginning!, 22 August 2007
Author: Hollycon1 from United States

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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