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Good News (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  26 December 1947 (USA)
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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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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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Under contract to the Musicraft label, Mel Tormé was "officially" excluded from the MGM Records soundtrack album, although he was heard singing "Be a Ladies' Man" with Peter Lawford and Ray McDonald. On a 78-rpm single, Musicraft issued Mel's remake of one film song: the DeSylva, Brown and Henderson evergreen, "The Best Things in Life Are Free." All of Mel Tormé's prerecordings have been restored on the soundtrack CD from Rhino Handmade. The one Musicraft revamp is included on a Living Era CD entitled "The Velvet Fog." See more »

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In the locker room scene where Peter Lawford tries several times to call the sorority house using the pay phone, the first time he gets a busy signal and pulls his coin out of the slot, You can see the prop phone almost come off the wall. On the following call when he gets another busy signal, he holds the prop in place with his right hand while pulling out the coin. See more »

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Bobby Turner: Babe! Go away!
Babe Doolittle: Is that all you have to say to me?
Bobby Turner: No! Leave me alone!
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Varsity Drag
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Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
Performed by June Allyson, Peter Lawford and chorus
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Football & prom season
16 July 2006 | by (Columbus, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Football is in the fall, at least nowadays it is. Prom is in the spring. So is graduation, at small colleges (I think).

This movie had football, prom, and graduation, all in the spring. Then, to top it all off, Tommy said he was getting a degree in French LOL. Tommy came off as such a dunce, and I never really picked up on what his major was, anyway.

I expected the women's hairstyles to be short bobs of the 1920s, and more Charleston dancing. These two points became lost when I decided to let myself get lost in the escapism and pure entertainment.

All in all, I still like this movie, very much. I really like the singing of June and Peter, and feel that they had very nice voices. Hope they were not dubbed. At any rate, they were honest and heartfelt vocal renderings.

June Allyson passed away several days ago (today is July 16, 2006), at age 88. In 'Good News', which I saw today for the third time, I figured I would melt in tears when she & Peter Lawford did the scene of 'The French Lesson'. That happened a little when I saw June in 'Little Women', shown 2 hours or so earlier, where Jo meets Laurie (June & Peter) late in the movie (I just saw the last part of it). I knew that I would be watching them again in 'Good News' a little later, because today was the June Allyson special presentation on TCM (7 of her movies).

I do like the 'Varsity Drag' in 'Good News', and wish June had danced more in this movie. I did enjoy how she and Peter led all the other dancers in the huge finale, each leading their group in a large tight triangle. It was so neat.

RIP June and Peter. We love you so. I am still melting in tears.

12/10


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