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Take Care of My Little Girl (1951)

 |  Drama  |  8 October 1951 (Sweden)
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A young woman enters college and learns some hard truths about sorority life, including snobbery and the cruelty of hazing.

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A young woman enters college and learns some hard truths about sorority life, including snobbery and the cruelty of hazing.

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In early production, Susan Hayward was also a contender for the leading role. See more »

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Over the Rainbow
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Music by Harold Arlen
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When College Was Not For Learning is Surprisingly Good ***
11 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mom. Apple pie. Americana. This looked like it was going to be cliché ridden but I was pleasantly surprised.

Of course, it seems in this film that college was meant for total partying, rushes and everything else associated with a non-academic life.

The film succeeds because it deals with human values, rejection and ultimate redemption.

It is also successful because it dealt with the snobbishness of some of these sororities. Lord knows the various religious and racial biases that were practiced as well.

I felt that Dale Robertson was miscast here. Can you really fathom him as a World War 11 veteran, now a college senior bucking for pre-med?

Interesting to see Jeanne Crain as our heroine here in some scenes with Helen Westcott. You remember Westcott? She was the one (Jane Marsh) who changed seats with Susan Hayward (Jane Froman) in the hit "With A Song in My Heart," the following year. Crain was all set to play Froman until Hayward wisely got the part. The ironies of movie making.

Some real moral dilemmas are depicted here. Cheating as one. Can you imagine getting away with this? Jeff Hunter, our young college stud, actually does. He gives a nice performance here.

This is certainly one movie that should be shown more often.


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