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Too Many Girls (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Sport | 8 October 1940 (USA)
Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards. The college is in financial trouble and her ... See full summary »

Director:

George Abbott

Writers:

John Twist (screen play), George Marion Jr. (book)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lucille Ball ... Connie Casey
Richard Carlson ... Clint Kelly
Ann Miller ... Pepe
Eddie Bracken ... Jojo Jordan
Frances Langford ... Eileen Eilers
Desi Arnaz ... Manuelito
Hal Le Roy ... Al Terwilliger (as Hal LeRoy)
Libby Bennett Libby Bennett ... Tallulah Lou
Harry Shannon ... Mr. Casey
Douglas Walton ... Beverly Waverly
Chester Clute ... Lister
Tiny Person Tiny Person ... Midge Martin
Ivy Scott Ivy Scott ... Mrs. Tewksbury
Byron Shores Byron Shores ... Sheriff Andaluz
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Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards. The college is in financial trouble and her bodyguards use their salary to help the college. The football players join the college team, and the team becomes one of the best. One of the football players, Clint, falls in love with Connie, but when she discovers he is her bodyguard, she decides to go back East. The bodyguards follow her, leaving the team in the lurch. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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It's knee-deep in gorgeous gals and gaiety!

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demasiadas chicas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Bracken's first film appearance in a credited role. See more »

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In different shots after the game with Texas Gentile, Van Johnson's (no character name) costume changes from coat, tie, and white shirt to a sports shirt. See more »

Quotes

Eileen Eilers: Now, just one more question and we'll know whether you coincide with our type. What do you consider your ultimate goal in life?
Consuelo 'Connie' Casey: A man.
Eileen Eilers: Why, that's down right brilliant honey! You're pledged!
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Featured in Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

I Didn't Know What Time It Was
(1939) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Sung by Lucille Ball (dubbed by Trudy Erwin) and Richard Carlson
also sung by Eddie Bracken
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Too Many Indians
22 August 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Lucille Ball (as Connie) is going to college. Her wealthy father is afraid she'll get into trouble, so he hires four football players to be her bodyguards. Not a very bright man, obviously! The bodyguards are: Desi Arnaz (as Manuelito), Eddie Bracken (as Jojo), Richard Carlson (as Clint), and Hal LeRoy (as Al). Ann Miller and Frances Langford are around to dance and sing.

It's a fair musical, with an "Indian" subplot (Huh?), and budget problems. You should know that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are not paired up in (on-screen, anyway) this film (Ms. Ball is partnered with Mr. Carlson). This is a routinely presented film, with a few highlights. Unfortunately Mr. Le Roy and Ms. Miller do not have a real dance off/team-up together. Mr. Arnaz steals the show from his future wife with a charming performance - look for the scene where he plays "guess the lipstick"!

***** Too Many Girls (10/8/40) George Abbott ~ Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Desi Arnaz, Ann Miller


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