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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
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The original musical was based on the an actual sorority, Pi Beta Phi. The song, "The Girl of the Pi Beta Phi" was kept on the 1996 soundtrack, but deleted from the 1947 film. The name of the sorority was changed in the 1947 movie to the fictitious "Phi Gamma Gamma". See more »
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 »
Rah! Rah! Rah! This Collegiate Musical Just Ain't The Bee's Knees
The good news about "Good News" is that there really isn't any good news. (Ha! Just kidding there, folks!)
Actually, the good news about "Good News" is that this Technicolor Musical/Comedy from 1947 does, surprisingly enough, feature 3 outstanding and really swinging musical numbers, which are - Pass The Peace Pipe, Varsity Rag and the film's opening sequence.
But, on the other hand, the bad news about "Good News" is that, no, these 3 high-energy musical numbers do not in any way, shape, or form, come anywhere near to compensating the viewer for having to endure the drab and clichéd triteness of the rest of the film.
This picture's predictable, little story concerns the activities of a bunch of super-preppy rich kids in the late 1920s who are attending Tait University.
When these "golly-gee" brats aren't singing up a storm (sometimes quite out of tune), they spend most of their time either partying and/or gossiping about who's dating who.
These spoiled-rotten, whipper-snappers seem to have very little concern about their studies, their grades, or their finances. (Well, what the heck could you expect from this bunch, anyways?)
To be totally honest here, I thought that "Good News" (for the most part) really sucked. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. (But, hey, to each his own, is what I always say)
One of this film's biggest let-downs was that its 2 big-name stars, Peter Lawford and June Allyson, couldn't carry a tune even if their lives depended on it. They really couldn't. (I really couldn't say much in favor of their dancing, or acting, either)
And, that, my friends, is the good news, as well as the bad news, about "Good News".
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