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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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26 November 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

When the Girls Meet the Boys  »

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Budget:

$1,140,850 (estimated)

Gross:

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

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1.37 : 1
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After Busby Berkeley finished directing the finale ("I Got Rhythm" number, which was filmed first), he was fired by producer Arthur Freed and replaced by Norman Taurog. The reasons vary: modern sources say he was way over budget and behind schedule. Freed himself claimed it was because of a personality clash with Judy Garland, who requested his dismissal. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Polly Williams: [Danny is about to crown the Queen of the Rodeo] You're about to see a man buried alive!
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Referenced in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Could You Use Me?
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney
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Busby Berkeley
30 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot's ridiculous. Garland and Rooney are young and magical. Seeing Tommy Dorsey's orchestra at work is wonderful.

The movie's finale is a musical number, "I Got Rhythm", directed by Busby Berkeley. As with all the great Berkeley musical scenes, it's a unique vision. The camera moves and staging are masterful. Transcendent, even. I'd love to be a fly on the wall while this scene was being thought up and worked on.

Something I haven't seen commented on: Rooney's radio impressions, given while he and Garland wait to see the governor. Kinda fun. Mickey channels his inner Robin Williams.

Despite the plot absence, put this on your must-see list if you're serious about developing cinematic literacy.


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