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Good News (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 26 December 1947 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Walters

Writers:

Lew Brown (play), Laurence Schwab (play) (as Lawrence Schwab) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

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 ... Prof. Burton Kennyon
Loren Tindall ... Beef
Connie Gilchrist ... Cora - the Cook
Morris Ankrum ... Dean Griswold
Georgia Lee Settle ... Flo (as Georgia Lee)
Jane Green Jane Green ... Mrs. Drexel
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Storyline

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 <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Khabar e Khoob See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,662,718 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Pass That Peace Pipe" was originally written for Ziegfeld Follies (1945). See more »

Goofs

At the end of "The French Lesson" number, there is a cut to a new angle as June Allyson and Peter Lawford are laughing. Their laugh starts over after the cut, without the previous laugh dying down. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Marlowe: Pat, I don't understand it, I'm a very popular guy!
Pat McClellan: [uninterested] Oh, really?
Tommy Marlowe: Yes, by this time next year I'll be All-American!
Pat McClellan: Oh, does that mean you'll be a citizen?
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Connections

Version of Good News (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

The Best Things in Life Are Free
(uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
Performed by June Allyson in American and Peter Lawford in French
Reprised by Mel Tormé
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Don't Get Yourself in a Sweat !
3 May 2005 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Great MGM color musical from 1947 that boasts terrific performances from June Allyson and Peter Lawford as the stars and Joan McCracken, Ray McDonald, Patricia Marshall, Connie Gilchrist, Donald McBride, Mel Torme, Tom Dugan, Clint Sundberg, and Jane Green in support.

"Pass That Peacepipe" is one of the best production numbers I've ever seen, and McCracken and McDonald are super in it. It seems to have only 3 cuts in it and it's an amazing production numbers full of color and energy.

Allyson and Lawford have so much fun in the "Varsity Drag" number on a huge stage that it's infectious (but watch for the female dancer in pink who falls). Good songs throughout from the 20s stage show like the title song as well as "Lucky in Love," "The Best Things in Life Are Free," "Lady's Man," "Good News," "The French Lesson," and the sad song "Just Imagine" Allyson sings. Lively, colorful, and totally fun, this is an grossly underrated musical from MGM's golden years.

The 40s riff on 20s songs works thanks to Kay Thompson, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Great fun from the opening sequence til the end. Joan McCracken, by the way, was married to Bob Fosse.


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