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Take Care of My Little Girl (1951)

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


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Complete credited cast:
Liz Erickson
Joe Blake
Adelaide Swanson
Dallas Prewitt
Marge Colby
Helen Westcott ...
Merry Coombs
Lenka Peterson ...
Ruth Gates
Carol Brannon ...
Casey Krausse
Mother Cookie Clark
Beverly Dennis ...
Janet Shaw
Jenny Barker
Peggy O'Connor ...


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

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Release Date:

8 October 1951 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Clube de Raparigas  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 4, 1951 with Jeanne Crain and Dale Robertson reprising their film roles. See more »


Dallas' shirt drastically changes from green to yellow in the same scene. See more »


Version of Finishing School (1953) See more »


Over the Rainbow
Music by Harold Arlen
Played as instrumental music at the first sorority event.
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An early anti-establishment film with warmth and wit
20 October 2000 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Released in l95l and not often revived, this well-made blend of comedy and social criticism attacks the American sorority-fraternity system that once prevailed in our colleges and dictated the values of former generations. The heroine, beautifully acted by Jeanne Crain, is the "little Girl" sent to a fashionable college where her mother had once reigned as a sorority queen. Slowly, and abetted by a gently cynical former soldier, Crain sees that the snobbery fostered by trendy sorority "girls" and "boys" can disturb and even destroy pledgees too weak or insecure to fight the system. Fine performances are given by Dale Robertson, as Crain's ally and boyfriend, Jeffrey Hunter in one of his earliest triumphs as a frat-boy narcissist, and the late Jean Peters, who is alluring and a trifle menacing as a sorority girl who measures people by the cut of their clothes. Atmospheric in its delineation of campus life and rituals and graced by first-class production values, "Take Care of My Little Girl" should be available to new audiences on videotape (and theater revivals). It's a film that Martin Scorsese appreciated before making his own films.

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