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Girl Crazy (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 25 March 1932 (USA)
New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there. He asks his ... See full summary »

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Jack McGowan (book) (as John McGowan), Guy Bolton (book) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ... Jimmy Deegan
Robert Woolsey ... Slick Foster
Dorothy Lee ... Patsy
Eddie Quillan ... Danny Churchill
Mitzi Green ... Tessie Deegan
Brooks Benedict ... George Mason
Kitty Kelly ... Kate Foster
Arline Judge ... Molly Gray
Stanley Fields ... Lank Sanders
Lita Chevret ... Mary
Chris-Pin Martin ... Pete (as Crispen Martin)
Monte Collins Monte Collins ... Bartender (as Monty Collins)
The Orchestra The Orchestra ... Al Cooke Orchestra
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Storyline

New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there. He asks his friend Slick, a professional gambler and his wife Kitty, to help him. Slick decides to go there in a cab, driven by shy Jimmy. Jimmy's younger sister Tessie also travels there. There Danny has fallen in love with Molly, but troubles arise for him when the local heavy decides that he doesn't like the ranch and announces running for sheriff. Danny and Slick got the idea that Jimmy would be the ideal candidate, especially because of the fact that the heavy has announced he would kill another sheriff. With some help Jimmy is elected, but Molly leaves Danny with a New York shyster for Mexico. Mitzi, Danny, Kitty, Patsy - Jimmy's sweetheart as well as Jimmy and Slick follow her to win her heart back for Danny, but they are followed by the local heavy and his friend. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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What makes the Rockies roar? What makes the Wild West Wild? it's BERT WHEELER ROBT WOOLSEY in GIRL CRAZY (Print ad- Newburgh News, ((Newburg, NY)) 6 April 1932) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

頓珍漢嫁探し See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Norman Taurog was the uncredited director of the retakes. Subsequently, he would oversee MGM's 1943 version starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Providing new choreography for the "I Got Rhythm" retake with Kitty Kelly in 1932 was Busby Berkeley (also uncredited), who then would stage the Mickey-Judy number 11 years later. Originally tapped to direct, Mr. Berkeley was taken off the Metro production when Roger Edens expressed unhappiness with Mr. Berkeley's "I Got Rhythm" treatment, which Mr. Edens felt overloaded his arrangement. In addition, Miss Garland had complained that Mr. Berkeley's demanding work technique had exhausted her. See more »

Quotes

Slick Foster: You were elected 800 to 1.
Jimmy Deagan: How did that one get in there?
Slick Foster: I don't know, but I have demanded a recount.
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Crazy Credits

The Orchestra is listed as being one of the cast members. See more »

Connections

Version of Great Performances: Crazy for You (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

But Not for Me
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by Eddie Quillan and Arline Judge
Also sung by Mitzi Green
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This first filmed version of Girl Crazy is very funny with the bulk of the laughs belonging to Wheeler & Woolsey
6 July 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is one of two filmed versions of George & Ira Gershwin's musical-Girl Crazy-I'm reviewing on this site. This one stars Bert Wheeler & Robert Woolsey as they end up in the West. Child performer Mitzi Green does some imitations during the "But Not for Me" number. Bert has another number with frequent female co-star Dorothy Lee. Kitty Kelly does the "I Got Rhythm" song which was partly choreographed by Busby Berkeley who later did that number in the Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland version of GC. Oh, and among the players is Stanley Fields who makes a very funny nemesis for the comedy team. I mainly remember him as the sheriff in my favorite Laurel & Hardy movie, Way Out West. In summary, this version of Girl Crazy may not have a lot of the Gershwins' songs but it does have plenty of hilarity so there's that! P.S. Norman Taurog did retakes for this movie. He'd eventually direct the Mickey/Judy version of GC.


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