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


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 <>

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Release Date:

26 December 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leve kärleken  »

Box Office


$1,662,718 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gloria DeHaven was suspended by MGM for refusing to appear in this film. See more »


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 »


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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Be a Ladies' Man
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
Performed by Peter Lawford, Ray McDonald, Mel Tormé, Tom Dugan and Lon Tindal
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Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!
23 October 2001 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Aside from Peter Lawford and June Allyson, no great stars came out of this classic movie. Yes, I know Mel Tormé was in it but he made his fame playing the drums and not in films. But, this film made a tremendous impression on me when I saw it as a 10 year old kid. Not to mention the fact that my aunt (was a teenager at the time) had an old 78 with "Pass that peace pipe..." When I came across the video, I had to watch the peace pipe number about 15 times before I could get enough of it. This is not a perfect, slick film by any means and as full of flaws as a jock's composition paper for English 1A: the hair and clothing styles are late 40s and not the late 20s as the story is set; the characters are often thin and underdeveloped; Mel Tormé's acting is awful but, the show is still great. One of the things that makes it great is Joan McCracken who, tragically, never got her career off the ground, as it were. Her timing, her delivery and solid singing and dancing cover any shortages one would find with any of the rest. OK, so Lawford wasn't a great singer but the French lesson works. June Allyson was no Catherine Grayson but her rendition of "The Best Things in Life are Free" is classic. This is just a great show. I waited for nearly 50 years to see it again and when I finally got the chance, I did watch that great dance sequence of "Bury that hatchet and pass that peace pipe, like the Chocktaw, Chipawah, Chatanoogah, etc."

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