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Too Many Girls (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Sport | 8 October 1940 (USA)
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A young lady goes to College and, without her knowledge, her father sends four football players as her bodyguards, who eventually join the college team and turn it into one of the best, while one of the players falls in love with her.


George Abbott


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





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


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!


Comedy | Music | Sport


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When Connie is singing "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" to Clint while Jojo and Al were spying on them, Jojo drops a rock on his foot. See more »


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 »


Jojo Jordan: Maybe we ought to try a pass? First play.
Clint Kelly: Oh, no! We shouldn't do that until we know them better.
Al Terwilliger: What are you talking about?
Clint Kelly: You've got to romance them first.
Jojo Jordan: Romance? The Tennessee team?
Clint Kelly: Oh, you're talking about football!
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(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Danced by Desi Arnaz, Ann Miller, chorus, including Frances Langford, Eddie Bracken, Libby Bennett, Richard Carlson, Lucille Ball, Hal Le Roy
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Harmless Fluff
2 August 2009 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

With Lucy off to college, her dad hires four college football players as bodyguards, but the four young men are confronted with the temptations of the film title. Fluffy entertainment is most notable for being the set on which Ball and Arnaz met. If it had not been for this film, perhaps we would never have had "I Love Lucy." Interestingly though, Ball's romantically paired with Carlson, not Arnaz, in this film. This marked the film debuts of Arnaz and Bracken (both playing football players!), as well as Van Johnson in an uncredited bit role (Chorus Boy #41!). In a preview of Ricky Ricardo, Arnaz plays some musical instruments.

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Release Date:

8 October 1940 (USA) See more »

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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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