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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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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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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

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

Polly Williams: Hi ya Church, hows your steeple?
Danny Churchill, Jr.: So long Polly, watch your crackers!
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Connections

Version of When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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