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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Connie Lane
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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
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Flo
Georgia Lee Settle ...
Flo (as Georgia Lee)
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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)  »

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Good News  »

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

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Trivia

One of the three films June Allyson considered her personal favorites of her films. See more »

Goofs

Not one of the "College Girls" is either dressed or coiffed in anything that resembles 1920s styles. The costumers used contemporary clothing (1947 that is) for virtually all scenes. See more »

Quotes

[to Connie, looking into her eyes]
Tommy Marlowe: They sure are blue.
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Referenced in MGM Parade: Episode #1.3 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

The Best Things in Life Are Free
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Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
Performed by June Allyson
Performed also by Mel Tormé
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Pleasant Light Entertainment
21 November 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Pleasant light entertainment with a rather nostalgic feel, "Good News" works fine as long as you aren't expecting too much substance. The plot, characters, and setting are all pretty familiar, but the cast gives it an upbeat tone and a good energy level. As the two leads, Peter Lawford and June Allyson keep their characters likable and sympathetic with solid performances.

The setting is a 1940s conception of what a 1920s college campus was like, and it is thus something of a mythical world that never actually existed. Yet it's a setting that lends itself well to the story and to the musical numbers, and the cast all seem at home in it. Lawford plays the football star whose academic and romantic difficulties threaten his place on the team, and Allyson plays a bookish girl designed to win the audience's sympathy. Patricia Marshall plays a rather innocent version of a campus vamp.

The musical numbers fit well with the story, and while neither contains anything particularly memorable, they are entertaining. The movie maintains pretty much the same pace and tone for the whole running time, and it's a good way to pass an hour and a half or so when you just want to see something light and positive.


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