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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

Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, director Busby Berkeley, and producer Arthur Freed were planning to remake this as a follow-up to Babes in Arms (1939). But when Louis B. Mayer suggested instead to Freed to capitalize on the swing music craze, they switched gears into the production of Strike Up the Band (1940). See more »

Goofs

Not one of the "College Girls" is either dressed or coiffed in anything that resembles 1920s styles. The costumers used contemporary clothing (1947 that is) for virtually all scenes. See more »

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Pooch: Psychology! It's black magic, leave it alone!
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Pass That Peace Pipe
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Written by Roger Edens, Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Performed by Joan McCracken, Ray McDonald and chorus
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Football & prom season
16 July 2006 | by gkeith_1See all my reviews

Football is in the fall, at least nowadays it is. Prom is in the spring. So is graduation, at small colleges (I think).

This movie had football, prom, and graduation, all in the spring. Then, to top it all off, Tommy said he was getting a degree in French LOL. Tommy came off as such a dunce, and I never really picked up on what his major was, anyway.

I expected the women's hairstyles to be short bobs of the 1920s, and more Charleston dancing. These two points became lost when I decided to let myself get lost in the escapism and pure entertainment.

All in all, I still like this movie, very much. I really like the singing of June and Peter, and feel that they had very nice voices. Hope they were not dubbed. At any rate, they were honest and heartfelt vocal renderings.

June Allyson passed away several days ago (today is July 16, 2006), at age 88. In 'Good News', which I saw today for the third time, I figured I would melt in tears when she & Peter Lawford did the scene of 'The French Lesson'. That happened a little when I saw June in 'Little Women', shown 2 hours or so earlier, where Jo meets Laurie (June & Peter) late in the movie (I just saw the last part of it). I knew that I would be watching them again in 'Good News' a little later, because today was the June Allyson special presentation on TCM (7 of her movies).

I do like the 'Varsity Drag' in 'Good News', and wish June had danced more in this movie. I did enjoy how she and Peter led all the other dancers in the huge finale, each leading their group in a large tight triangle. It was so neat.

RIP June and Peter. We love you so. I am still melting in tears.

12/10


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