Golden Globe-winner June Allyson and Peter Lawford star in this enjoyable musical about a football hero who falls in love with his French tutor.


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Complete credited cast:
June Allyson ... Connie Lane
Peter Lawford ... Tommy Marlowe
Patricia Marshall Patricia Marshall ... Pat McClellan
Joan McCracken ... Babe Doolittle
Ray McDonald ... Bobby Turner
Mel Tormé ... Danny (as Mel Torme)
Robert E. Strickland Robert E. Strickland ... Peter Van Dyne III (as Robert Strickland)
Donald MacBride ... Coach Johnson
Tom Dugan ... Pooch
Clinton Sundberg ... Professor Burton Kennyon
Loren Tindall ... Beef
Connie Gilchrist ... Cora - the Cook
Morris Ankrum ... Dean Griswold
Georgia Lee Georgia Lee ... Flo
Jane Green Jane Green ... Mrs. Drexel


At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat McClellan. Tommy's grades start to slip, which keeps him from playing in the big game. Connie eventually finds out Tommy really loves her and devises a plan to win him back and to get him back on the field. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <>

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Mel Tormé's vocals were not featured on the MGM soundtrack album. Under contract to Musicraft Records, Mel remade one of his film songs as a 78-rpm single: the DeSylva, Brown and Henderson evergreen, "The Best Things in Life Are Free." See more »


One song offers lyrics in English each translated into French. "I love you" is translated as "je vous aime." "Vous" is a second person formal pronoun and in the context of expressing romantic love, the second person familiar pronoun would be used ("Je t'aime"). See more »


Pooch: Psychology! It's black magic, leave it alone!
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Referenced in Man Against Crime: High Ambush (1953) See more »


Be a Ladies' Man
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
Performed by Peter Lawford, Ray McDonald, Mel Tormé, Tom Dugan and Lon Tindal
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Pleasant Light Entertainment
21 November 2005 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

Pleasant light entertainment with a rather nostalgic feel, "Good News" works fine as long as you aren't expecting too much substance. The plot, characters, and setting are all pretty familiar, but the cast gives it an upbeat tone and a good energy level. As the two leads, Peter Lawford and June Allyson keep their characters likable and sympathetic with solid performances.

The setting is a 1940s conception of what a 1920s college campus was like, and it is thus something of a mythical world that never actually existed. Yet it's a setting that lends itself well to the story and to the musical numbers, and the cast all seem at home in it. Lawford plays the football star whose academic and romantic difficulties threaten his place on the team, and Allyson plays a bookish girl designed to win the audience's sympathy. Patricia Marshall plays a rather innocent version of a campus vamp.

The musical numbers fit well with the story, and while neither contains anything particularly memorable, they are entertaining. The movie maintains pretty much the same pace and tone for the whole running time, and it's a good way to pass an hour and a half or so when you just want to see something light and positive.

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English | French

Release Date:

26 December 1947 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$1,662,718 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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