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At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Patricia Marshall ...
Pat McClellan
Joan McCracken ...
Babe Doolittle
Ray McDonald ...
Bobby Turner
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Danny (as Mel Torme)
Robert E. Strickland ...
Peter Van Dyne III (as Robert Strickland)
Donald MacBride ...
Coach Johnson
Tom Dugan ...
Pooch
Clinton Sundberg ...
Professor Burton Kennyon
Loren Tindall ...
Beef
Connie Gilchrist ...
Cora the cook
Morris Ankrum ...
Dean Griswold
Georgia Lee Settle ...
Flo (as Georgia Lee)
Jane Green ...
Mrs. Drexel
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Storyline

At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat McClellan. Tommy's grades start to slip, which keeps him from playing in the big game. Connie eventually finds out Tommy really loves her and devises a plan to win him back and to get him back on the field. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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26 December 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leve kärleken  »

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$1,662,718 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mel Tormé's vocals were not featured on the MGM soundtrack album. Under contract to Musicraft Records, Mel remade one of his film songs as a 78-rpm single: the DeSylva, Brown and Henderson evergreen, "The Best Things in Life Are Free." See more »

Goofs

In the "Pass That Peace Pipe" dance number, the arrangement and number of sodas on the counter changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Pooch: Psychology! It's black magic, leave it alone!
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Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Tait Song
(uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
Performed by Joan McCracken and chorus
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An old favorite, still lots of fun.
2 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

When I was 13, this musical about college life was my fav film. Saw it again recently, and it's still good. June Allyson was one of everybody's favorites back then. It's kinda sad that hardly anyone seems to remember her any more, or if they do, they think she was kinda corny.

One of the best musical numbers in Good News is The French Lesson with Allyson and Peter Lawford. Another very enjoyable thing in this film is the opportunity to see and hear a very young Mel Tormé.


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