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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 »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Connie Casey
... Clint Kelly
... Pepe
... Jojo Jordan
... Eileen Eilers
... Manuelito
... Al Terwilliger (as Hal LeRoy)
Libby Bennett ... Tallulah Lou
... Mr. Casey
... Beverly Waverly
... Lister
Tiny Person ... Midge Martin
Ivy Scott ... Mrs. Tewksbury
Byron Shores ... Sheriff Andaluz
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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!

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Comedy | Musical | Sport

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8 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Demasiadas chicas  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The musical play opened on Broadway in New York at the Imperial Theater on 18 November 1939 and ran for 249 performances. Eddie Bracken, Desi Arnaz, Hal Le Roy, Libby Bennett, Ivy Scott, Byron Shores and Van Johnson recreated their stage roles for this movie. Except for LeRoy, the movie was the film debut for each of these actors. See more »

Quotes

Consuelo 'Connie' Casey: Is your first name Hamlet, by any chance?
Clint Kelly: What?
Consuelo 'Connie' Casey: I've just been wondering, what do you do these days besides talk to yourself?
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Referenced in Lucy (2003) See more »

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'Cause We Got Cake
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Danced by chorus, including Frances Langford, Ann Miller, Hal Le Roy, Libby Bennett, Desi Arnaz and Eddie Bracken
Sung by Frances Langford with chorus
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Parents were on the set of this film
15 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

My mother and father were often on the set of Too Many Girls before they got married. My father was a dancer/extra on the film, as was Van Johnson, who he was buddies with at the time. My mother, who was working in Los Angeles at the time, would go to the set just to watch.

My parents often told the story of how my mother would come visit the set and would sit with Lucille Ball and chat with her on the sidelines when she was not being filmed.

Once, it came time for a new scene and George Abbott yelled for everyone to get on the set. When my mother remained seated at a table he turned around and yelled at her when he said everybody, he meant everybody! My father had to step out of the chorus line and explain she was his girlfriend and just there to watch. I've not yet gotten the DVD but hope to soon.


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