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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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Nancy Walker ...
Guy Kibbee ...
Frances Rafferty ...
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Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra ...
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Storyline

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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The musical play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 14 October 1930 and had 272 performances. The leads were played by Ginger Rogers and Allen Kearns, but the cast also included Ethel Merman in her first Broadway production. She was featured in the "I Got Rhythm" number. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dean Phineas Armour: Supposing we just forget all about it.
Henry Lathrop: Yes, sir, but the student council.
Dean Phineas Armour: Hoot on the student council. There's my glass.
[Pulls out a pair of glasses]
Dean Phineas Armour: If this young man thinks we're a...
Danny Churchill, Jr.: A diljo?
Dean Phineas Armour: A diljo, that's his privilege. We're still in America, aren't we?
Henry Lathrop: Yes, sir.
Dean Phineas Armour: Well that gives him a right to cal us a diljo.
[to Danny]
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Featured in American Masters: Judy Garland: By Myself (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Embraceable You
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Played during the opening credits
Performed by Judy Garland and chorus
Danced by Judy Garland and Charles Walters
Played as dance music at the rodeo dance, and as background music
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Easily one of the best Garland/Rooney musicals
18 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot is virtually the same as in all the other Garland/Rooney movies: Rooney is a ladies man (stop laughing!)and, to tame him, is sent to a dude ranch out west. There he meets mail carrier and (it seems) cook Judy Garland. She hates him, he loves her and after all the predictable complications occur they fall in love leading to the big, elaborate number.

The plot is predictable but the movie is still a lot fun. The script is sharp and quite funny; Garland and Rooney always played off good against each other; a very young Nancy Walker has a bit role and is hilarious whenever she's on screen and it moves fairly quick.

Also seeing Rooney and Garland so young and full of life is always great and the songs are good. There are no real bad ones but "Embracble You" and "I Got Rhythm" are standouts. And the final number is just incredible (although I question the cowboys shooting off round after round of ammunition).

A great little musical. Worth seeing.


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