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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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26 December 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leve kärleken  »

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

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

During the "Varsity Drag" musical number, one of the chorus girls is accidentally pushed out of step. See more »

Quotes

[after getting out of a car with college boys piled upon her as she hides]
Babe Doolittle: Gee, the old place hasn't changed much. I wonder if McKinley's still president?
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Connections

Referenced in MGM Parade: Episode #1.3 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

The French Lesson
(uncredited)
Written by Roger Edens, Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Performed by June Allyson and Peter Lawford
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An old favorite, still lots of fun.
2 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

When I was 13, this musical about college life was my fav film. Saw it again recently, and it's still good. June Allyson was one of everybody's favorites back then. It's kinda sad that hardly anyone seems to remember her any more, or if they do, they think she was kinda corny.

One of the best musical numbers in Good News is The French Lesson with Allyson and Peter Lawford. Another very enjoyable thing in this film is the opportunity to see and hear a very young Mel Tormé.


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