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Take Care of My Little Girl (1951)

A young woman enters college and learns some hard truths about sorority life, including snobbery and the cruelty of hazing.

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Jean Negulesco
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanne Crain ... Liz Erickson
Dale Robertson ... Joe Blake
Mitzi Gaynor ... Adelaide Swanson
Jean Peters ... Dallas Prewitt
Jeffrey Hunter ... Chad Carnes
Betty Lynn ... Marge Colby
Helen Westcott ... Merry Coombs
Lenka Peterson ... Ruth Gates
Carol Brannon Carol Brannon ... Casey Krausse
Natalie Schafer ... Mother Cookie Clark
Beverly Dennis Beverly Dennis ... Janet Shaw
Kathleen Hughes ... Jenny Barker
Peggy O'Connor ... June
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A young woman enters college and learns some hard truths about sorority life, including snobbery and the cruelty of hazing.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Clube de Raparigas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In early production, Susan Hayward was also a contender for the leading role. See more »

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Dallas' shirt drastically changes from green to yellow in the same scene. See more »

Connections

Version of Finishing School (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Rainbow
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Played as instrumental music at the first sorority event.
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'50s sorority life revealed
11 August 2005 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Take Care of My Little Girl" is a tale of college and sorority life in the 1950s. Jeanne Crain is charming as the young woman who finds out that being in a sorority is not exactly as her mother described.

Not that Crain has it all that rough - how bad can things be when you've got Jeffrey Hunter and Dale Robertson making eyes at you? Despite the prettiness of the outward package of young stars, the film has a serious message about snobbery, shallowness, and hazing (which still hits the news today).

There are very good performances here from Crain, who is perfect for her role as a college freshman, Robertson, a student on the GI bill, Hunter, a big man on campus, and Jean Peters does a great job as the uberbitch. It's a film rich in college atmosphere.


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