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When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965)

Not Rated | | Musical | 10 October 1965 (USA)
Danny Churchill is a young heir who tries to help Ginger, an attractive postal worker in rural Nevada, save her father's ranch from closing due to being heavily in debt with some Reno ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ginger Gray
... Danny Churchill
... Peter (as Herman's Hermits)
Karl Green ... Karl (as Herman's Hermits)
Derek Leckenby ... Derek (as Herman's Hermits)
Keith Hopwood ... Keith (as Herman's Hermits)
Barry Whitwam ... Barry (as Herman's Hermits)
... Louis Armstrong
Domingo Samudio ... Sam the Sham (as Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs)
Dave Martin ... Dave (as The Pharaohs)
Ray Stinnet ... Ray (as The Pharaos)
Jerry Patterson ... Jerry (as The Pharaos)
Butch Gibson ... Butch (as The Pharaos)
... Liberace
... Tess Raliegh


Danny Churchill is a young heir who tries to help Ginger, an attractive postal worker in rural Nevada, save her father's ranch from closing due to being heavily in debt with some Reno gangster types for her father's compulsive gambling. Danny, with his college friends help, turn Ginger and her father's ranch into a motel for impending divorcees in order to get out of debit, while Danny courts Ginger, but tries to keep his past reputation a secret when his former girlfriend Tess, a spite full gold-digger, relentlessly pursues him and his wealth. Written by matt-282

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The Boys... The Girls... and that wild, way-out, wicked, wonderful beat! See more »




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10 October 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aozora no deito  »

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2.35 : 1
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I Got Rhythm
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by Harve Presnell and Connie Francis
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When the Boys Meet the Girls was a pretty entertaining update of the Gershwins' "Girl Crazy"
26 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Just watched this cheezy-corny musical comedy on DVD disc. Made in the mid-'60s when the British Invasion was taking hold of Rock-'n'-Roll, When the Boys Meet the Girls took advantage of that by booking Herman's Hermits who not only perform one of their hit songs but also one of the George-Ira Gershwin tunes, "Bidin' My Time". Based on George and Ira's Broadway success-"Girl Crazy"-which had previously been a Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland movie, this wasn't too bad a remake with Connie Francis playing the Judy part and Harve Presnell the Mickey one. They make a fine duo when singing "But Not for Me" or "I Got Rhythm" the latter with a chorus of dancers. We also get Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, and-for, I guess, the more middle-aged audience stumbling into this-Louis Armstrong and Liberace! Quite an uneven mix but if one's game, it's quite enjoyable. Also liked Sue Ann Langdon as a sexy blonde wanting to marry Presnell, Fred Clark as a potential buyer, and-since I always like to cite a player from my favorite movie, It's a Wonderful Life, in another one-Frank Faylen as Ms. Francis' father. Also amused at some of the undercranking of chase scenes. So on that note, I say When the Boys Meet the Girls is worth a look. P.S. The drummer in Louis' band is one Danny Barcelona who-in an earlier film performance I watched on a Netflix disc called Louis Armstrong and Friends 1962-the Great Satchmo introed as his Filipino wonder though I just found out he was actually born in Hawaii.

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