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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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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)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Judy Garland's character's name, Ginger Gray, is a tribute to Ginger Rogers, who played the part on Broadway when the character was named Molly Gray. Ginger Rogers wrote that one night onstage in the play, her costar Allen Kearns accidentally said: "Ginger, I love you" instead of "Molly". The mistake got such a huge laugh from the audience that they decided to continue to do that in subsequent performances, pretending it was a mistake. (Source: "Ginger: My Story". New York: Harper-Collins, 1991) See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Danny Churchill, Jr.: He certainly does pack a terrific wallop.
Ginger Gray: Who?
Danny Churchill, Jr.: Mr. Put-Your-Cards-On-The-Table.
[scoffs]
Ginger Gray: He's a very nice fella.
Danny Churchill, Jr.: Yes. He's a very nice fella, just the guy to get Juliet off the balcony...
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Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

But Not for Me
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Judy Garland
Played also as background music
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Garland and Rooney, Who Could Ask For Anything More???
20 January 2005 | by (Philly) – See all my reviews

Forget the plot, in my opinion, this is the best of the Garland/Rooney films.

Mickey is a delight especially in their duet Could You Use Me?

Even better is Judy who steals the show. Her songs from "Embraceable You", "But Not For Me", and "Bidin My Time" are spectacular.

She also looks absolutely beautiful throughout the movie.

The highlight of the film is Judy singing the outstanding "I Got Rhythm". The vocal strength shows why she was the best singer of her era!!

An absolutely must see film!!


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