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Too Many Girls (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, 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 | Musical | Sport

Certificate:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Desi Arnaz. See more »

Quotes

Consuelo 'Connie' Casey: Look, we meet and meet and meet all over the place. This has been going on all Fall!
Clint Kelly: Yeah.
Consuelo 'Connie' Casey: Well, I don't know whether you've noticed or not, but, we never kiss!
Clint Kelly: Never, what?
Consuelo 'Connie' Casey: Kiss.
Clint Kelly: We never kiss?
Consuelo 'Connie' Casey: That's what I said.
Clint Kelly: Well, does it bother you? Well, that is...
Consuelo 'Connie' Casey: Certainly, it bothers me!
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Connections

Referenced in Lucy (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Heroes in the Fall
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Sung by male chorus
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Rodgers and Hart done on the cheap
11 February 2004 | by didi-5See all my reviews

With obvious clumps of studio foliage, this movie must have certainly cost very little to make: however, it does have a few saving graces (Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, and Frances Langford amongst the girls; Richard Carlson, Desi Arnaz, and Eddie Bracken amongst the boys; a handful of good songs from the Rodgers and Hart show - including 'I Didn't Know What Time It Was'). Between the musical numbers it drags quite badly and seems pretty stilted - some of the script has lines like: 'we're handing our strip back'/'you mean you're going to play in the nude?'; 'I'm looking for the Stunted Hag.'/'No, this is the Hunted Stag.'; 'You know, that college that doesn't give its right name - Smith.' and so on.

The tale of a wayward girl going to her father's cheapo alma mater and shadowed by four Ivy League students is not that original, or done in a particularly interesting way. But, at the few moments when the music kicks in, it just about saves itself from oblivion.


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