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Good News (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 26 December 1947 (USA)
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
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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
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Pooch
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Prof. Burton Kennyon
Loren Tindall ...
Beef
Connie Gilchrist ...
Cora - the Cook
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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mel Tormé's vocals were not featured on the MGM soundtrack album. Under contract to Musicraft Records, Mel remade one of his film songs as a 78-rpm single: the DeSylva, Brown and Henderson evergreen, "The Best Things in Life Are Free." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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The French Lesson
(uncredited)
Written by Roger Edens, Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Performed by June Allyson and Peter Lawford
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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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