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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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Trivia

One of the students from the college discussing the telegram sent by Daniel Churchill Jr. (Mickey Rooney) is Peter Lawford. 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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Referenced in An American Girl on the Home Front (2006) 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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