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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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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  »

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) followed by New York City Friday 1 March 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Philadelphia Monday 4 November 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and, finally, by San Francisco 6 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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When Ginger arrives at the college and sees Danny get put onto a horse by some of the students to ride off to a campfire, there seems to be a trainer squatted behind an abandoned carriage cuing the horses. See more »

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Henry Lathrop: Well, after approaching the subject from every standpoint very objectively, I think it would be to our mutual advantage if we became engaged.
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Version of Girl Crazy (1932) See more »

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I Got Rhythm
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Played during the opening credits
Performed in the finale by Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Six Hits and a Miss,
The Music Maids, Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 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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