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Girl Crazy (1943)

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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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Mr. Danny Churchill, Sr.
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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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The Big Musical with Broadway Flair and a Western Air! 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)

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1.37 : 1
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This film had its first television showing in Los Angeles Friday 21 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11) ; it first aired in Seattle 23 February 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in New York City 1 March 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Chicago 5 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Hartford CT 25 March 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Portland OR 20 April 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Honolulu 15 May 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Minneapolis 23 June 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Phoenix 7 September 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Philadelphia 4 November 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Altoona PA 3 December 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), and, finally, in San Francisco 6 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bud Livermore: Looks a little nervous, doesn't he?
Polly Williams: He's a study...
Bud Livermore: Yea...
Polly Williams: ...in suicide.
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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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A fabulous songfest
8 June 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Judy and Mickey, one of the best team-ups in the history of motion pictures, team up again in this rather fun musical. With Tommy Dorsey and his band there, and with Gershwin-composed songs, really, what more can you ask? I consider Judy's rendition of "But Not For Me" to be one of her best songs.

He's (Danny Churchill Jr. - Mickey Rooney) the playboy, who fools around with girls too much and is sent out west to a "all boys college- Cody College- to reform" He did not even reach there yet when he saw two legs sticking out of a stalled car. Even in jeans, they could be none other's than Ginger Gray, the granddaughter of the dean of Cody. He tries to get her hand in love, but to no avail. She's just laughing at the way he is trying to adjust to western life. He can't ride a horse correctly, and looks ....well, weird in Western clothing. When Danny finally wants to quit, Ginger drives him to the train station. He tries, for one last time, to convince her in a song, but she rejects him continuing the song. When she drops him in the station, he decides to walk back because of his love for Ginger. As the two fall in love, the college receives news that it is closing down. Should Danny stay to save both Ginger and the college? Or should he take Ginger and run back to New York and his former college, Yale? Find out in this exciting video.


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