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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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Tommy Marlowe
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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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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Trivia

"Pass That Peace Pipe" was originally written for Ziegfeld Follies (1945). See more »

Goofs

At the end of "The French Lesson" number, there is a cut to a new angle as June Allyson and Peter Lawford are laughing. Their laugh starts over after the cut, without the previous laugh dying down. See more »

Quotes

Babe Doolittle: Well, Bobby, here I am.
Bobby Turner: What?
Babe Doolittle: It's time for that dance I promised you.
Bobby Turner: Go away! Beef said he'd kill anybody that came near you.
Babe Doolittle: Well, wouldn't it be worth it?
Bobby Turner: No!
Babe Doolittle: Bobby, you and me are soul mates.
Bobby Turner: What?
Babe Doolittle: I won't take no for an answer. Tell me you love me.
[Showing her arm]
[...]
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Referenced in Man Against Crime: High Ambush (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Lucky in Love
(uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
Performed by Patricia Marshall, Joan McCracken, Mel Tormé, June Allyson and Peter Lawford
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It's good news
24 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Peter Lawford, June Allyson, Joan McCracken, Ray McDonald, and Patricia Marshall star in "Good News," a 1947 MGM musical about life at Tait University. Allyson is Connie Lane, working her way through college and living in a sorority house when she meets the big man on campus and star football player, Tommy Marlowe (Lawford). It looks like love, but he's been after the flashy, uppity new girl (Marshall) who's only interested in a man with money. When she thinks Lawford has it, she turns her attentions to him, and he cancels his date with Allyson to the prom - on the night of the event.

Had I been Allyson, the story would have ended right there, but this is 1947 and a movie, and it's a wonderful one - energetic and fresh, with good music and fabulous dancing from Broadway star McCracken and McDonald. "Pass the Peace Pipe," a politically incorrect song by today's standards, is one of the best numbers.

Allyson and Lawford make a great couple, and seeing Lawford so young and handsome, dancing and singing is not only a revelation but sad. He's terrific. Look for an unbelievably young Mel Torme in a small but showy role.

Delightful - don't miss it.


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