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Too Many Girls (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Sport | 8 October 1940 (USA)
Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards. The college is in financial trouble and her ... See full summary »

Director:

George Abbott

Writers:

John Twist (screen play), George Marion Jr. (book)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lucille Ball ... Connie Casey
Richard Carlson ... Clint Kelly
Ann Miller ... Pepe
Eddie Bracken ... Jojo Jordan
Frances Langford ... Eileen Eilers
Desi Arnaz ... Manuelito
Hal Le Roy ... Al Terwilliger (as Hal LeRoy)
Libby Bennett Libby Bennett ... Tallulah Lou
Harry Shannon ... Mr. Casey
Douglas Walton ... Beverly Waverly
Chester Clute ... Lister
Tiny Person Tiny Person ... Midge Martin
Ivy Scott Ivy Scott ... Mrs. Tewksbury
Byron Shores Byron Shores ... Sheriff Andaluz
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Storyline

Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards. The college is in financial trouble and her bodyguards use their salary to help the college. The football players join the college team, and the team becomes one of the best. One of the football players, Clint, falls in love with Connie, but when she discovers he is her bodyguard, she decides to go back East. The bodyguards follow her, leaving the team in the lurch. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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It's knee-deep in gorgeous gals and gaiety!

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demasiadas chicas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented television presentations began in Los Angeles Tuesday 8 May 1956 on KHJ (Channel 9), much to the chagrin of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz who were embarrassed by it, and objected to its frequent repeated showings, but to no avail. It first aired in Memphis Friday 31 August on WHBQ (Channel 13). See more »

Goofs

In different shots after the game with Texas Gentile, Van Johnson's (no character name) costume changes from coat, tie, and white shirt to a sports shirt. See more »

Quotes

Clint Kelly: But I haven't got a band!
Jojo Jordan: [referring to D. Arnaz] With the possible exception of one or two of us, who has ?
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Connections

Referenced in Lucy (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Nearer
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Sung by Trudy Erwin (on screen Lucille Ball)
Sung also by Frances Langford with Ann Miller, Libby Bennett and Lucille Ball (dubbed by Trudy Erwin)
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Lucy & Desi the beginning!
22 August 2007 | by Hollycon1See all my reviews

This film was made in 1940. We were just about to go to War with Japan & people had just barely survived the Great Depression. Most people wanted fun escapist movies. The music is great! Of course it's full of fluff. The audience preferred it that way! Ask your grandparents, they'll tell you what life was like in 1940. My grandmother had a job seating people at the Admiral theater in Seattle, Wa. Actually West Seattle, which at the time was considered a separate area from Seattle. She told us that the customers loved Musicals and Westerns. The perfect escape for a Saturday afternoon. The theater's were full for every show and only cost a dime. I think if we were to quit picking apart these films and just enjoy them for the the times they were created, we could learn a lot about life in the 40's. Try to see what we have in common with that era instead of looking for the differences. We are much too cynical and if we can't enjoy a silly film like Too many Girls, we haven't come as far as we think we have. Submitted by Little Blue


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