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Girl Crazy (1943)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  26 November 1943 (USA)
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Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to ... See full summary »

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Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to be a female for miles. But before Danny arrives, he spies a pair of legs extending out from under a stalled roadster. They belong to the Dean's granddaughter, Ginger Gray (Garland), who is more interested in keeping the financially strapped college open than falling for Danny's romantic line. At least at first... Written by Shawn Ashley

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LOVE OR LUNACY? It's the wild cry of a "girl-crazy" cowboy...but one clear-eyed daughter of the west ropes and ties him! See more »


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Release Date:

26 November 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

When the Girls Meet the Boys  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,140,850 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,770,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Many cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names):Alphonse Martell (Waiter), Barbara Bedford (Churchill's secretary), Sarah Edwards (Governor's secretary), Harry C. Bradley (Governor's crony), Spec O'Donnell (Fiddle player), Sidney Miller (Ed), and all the Committee women, Blanche Rose, Helen Dickson, Melissa Ten Eyck, Vangie Beilby, Julia Griffith, Lillian West, Sandra Morgan, Peggy Leon and Bess Flowers. See more »

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The white guitar Ginger has in the Bidin' My Time number doesn't appear to have any strings. See more »

Quotes

'Rags': Money is just like women and popcorn: the more you get the more you want.
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Soundtracks

Bidin' My Time
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Judy Garland, The King's Men and chorus
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Great Musical! That generation was full of talent
14 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A typical 1940's musical with the greatest talents of that time - Garland, Rooney, Allyson, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and the songs of the Gerschwin Brothers - and all were great! The story was trivial but not insipid. Spoiled boy Rooney gets sent to a western U.S. boys college and falls in love with the only girl on campus - Garland. The college falls on hard times but Rooney and Garland save the day. No surprises here. The story held your interest until the next number was performed. Garland was definitely at the top of her craft. Rooney filled the whole screen. The co-stars also held their own, but I was there for the Dorsey Orchestra which featured what appeared to be a 20 piece orchestra complete with string section. Let's not forget the dance numbers complete with 100 beautiful women, cowboys with guns, a cannon, a marching Dorsey band, everything but the kitchen sink! The audience who attended this showing all applauded at the end of each number. Many were humming or softly singing a tune from the movie. Take some time out to enjoy a fun flick.


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