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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  »

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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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Location shooting was in Palm Springs with large cut outs of saguaro cactuses dotted around the set to create the illusion of the dessert. With temperatures topping 120 degrees fahrenheit and dust from low flying planes from a WWII military airfield near by - production was plagued with shooting delays. 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 »

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 That's Entertainment! (1974) 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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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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