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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 »

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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 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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26 December 1947 (USA)  »

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Khabar e Khoob  »

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$1,662,718 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gloria DeHaven was suspended by MGM for refusing to appear in this film. See more »

Goofs

During the "Varsity Drag" musical number, one of the chorus girls is accidentally pushed out of step. 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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Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

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Good News
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Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
Sung by Joan McCracken and chorus
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Rah! Rah! Rah! This Collegiate Musical Just Ain't The Bee's Knees
5 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

The good news about "Good News" is that there really isn't any good news. (Ha! Just kidding there, folks!)

Actually, the good news about "Good News" is that this Technicolor Musical/Comedy from 1947 does, surprisingly enough, feature 3 outstanding and really swinging musical numbers, which are - Pass The Peace Pipe, Varsity Rag and the film's opening sequence.

But, on the other hand, the bad news about "Good News" is that, no, these 3 high-energy musical numbers do not in any way, shape, or form, come anywhere near to compensating the viewer for having to endure the drab and clichéd triteness of the rest of the film.

This picture's predictable, little story concerns the activities of a bunch of super-preppy rich kids in the late 1920s who are attending Tait University.

When these "golly-gee" brats aren't singing up a storm (sometimes quite out of tune), they spend most of their time either partying and/or gossiping about who's dating who.

These spoiled-rotten, whipper-snappers seem to have very little concern about their studies, their grades, or their finances. (Well, what the heck could you expect from this bunch, anyways?)

To be totally honest here, I thought that "Good News" (for the most part) really sucked. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. (But, hey, to each his own, is what I always say)

One of this film's biggest let-downs was that its 2 big-name stars, Peter Lawford and June Allyson, couldn't carry a tune even if their lives depended on it. They really couldn't. (I really couldn't say much in favor of their dancing, or acting, either)

And, that, my friends, is the good news, as well as the bad news, about "Good News".


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