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You Can't Ration Love (1944)

Because of the war, there aren't enough men at Adams College for all the girls, but Betty (Betty Jane Rhodes as Betty Rhodes) has no difficulties as she has a monopoly on stud-athlete Pete ... See full summary »

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Betty Hammond (as Betty Rhodes)
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John 'Two Point' Simpson (as Johnnie Johnston)
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Marian Douglas
Johnnie Davis ...
Kewpie (as Johnnie 'Scat' Davis)
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Bubbles Keenan
Bill Edwards ...
Pete Allen, big man on campus
Roland Dupree ...
Pickles, short unattractive boy
Christine Forsythe ...
Christine, Tall Girl dancing with Pickles
Alfonso D'Artega ...
Orchestra Leader (as D'Artega and His All Girl Orchestra)
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Madge (unconfirmed)
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Because of the war, there aren't enough men at Adams College for all the girls, but Betty (Betty Jane Rhodes as Betty Rhodes) has no difficulties as she has a monopoly on stud-athlete Pete (Bill Edwards). The other girls, particularly Marian (Marjorie Weaver), think this is unfair, so Marian institutes a system of rationing dates. Pete is rated as thirty points and Betty is furious as the other girls bypass the 4-F's and slide-rule geeks to save their ration points to date Pete. Betty drafts him for the Varsity Show, but when the pressure of preparing for the show hurts his studies, Marian volunteers to tutor him and has him all to herself. Scholarly John "Two-Point" Simpson (Johnny Johnston as Johnnie Johnston) auditions and, since he isn't hep to the jive, is laughed off the stage. Betty helps him and soon "Two-Point" is in the groove and makes a hit, and Betty discovers she is in love with him. The faculty cancels the date-rationing plan and Johnnie, whose point value has gone up, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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What's A Girl To Do When There's A MANPOWER Shortage?

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Comedy | Musical

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28 February 1944 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

The film's title was used in some advertising at the time of its premiere: 'Many newspapers advertisements included admonitions to buy bonds. (...) Kroger's claimed that its Clock Bread, which cost 17 cents for two loaves, provided war workers with "energy vitamins" for "the needed extra vitality". An advertisement for Cornway's Jewelers, claiming that "You Can't Ration Love," stated: "We will have war and weddings! We will have bombers and bullets... and babies, too! We're not going to stop the pursuit of happiness! We don't have to... We must not!"' - James B. Lane, "City of the Century: A History of Gary, Indiana", page 211. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, London. See more »

Soundtracks

Louise
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Johnny Johnston and Betty Jane Rhodes
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