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Girl Crazy (1943)

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Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... Danny Churchill Jr.
Judy Garland ... Ginger Gray
Gil Stratton ... Bud Livermore
Robert E. Strickland Robert E. Strickland ... Henry Lathrop
Rags Ragland ... 'Rags' (as 'Rags' Ragland)
June Allyson ... Specialty
Nancy Walker ... Polly Williams
Guy Kibbee ... Dean Phineas Armour
Frances Rafferty ... Marjorie Tait
Henry O'Neill ... Mr. Churchill Sr.
Howard Freeman ... Governor Tait
Tommy Dorsey ... Tommy Dorsey
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra ... Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra (as Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
Six Hits and a Miss Six Hits and a Miss ... Vocalists
The Music Maids The Music Maids ... The Music Maids
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Storyline

Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to be a female for miles. But before Danny arrives, he spies a pair of legs extending out from under a stalled roadster. They belong to the Dean's granddaughter, Ginger Gray (Garland), who is more interested in keeping the financially strapped college open than falling for Danny's romantic line. At least at first... Written by Shawn Ashley

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The Big Musical with Broadway Flair and a Western Air! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When the Girls Meet the Boys See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,140,850 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,770,000
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

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The white guitar Ginger has in the "Bidin' My Time" number doesn't appear to have any strings. See more »

Quotes

Polly Williams: [Danny is about to crown the Queen of the Rodeo] You're about to see a man buried alive!
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Version of When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Could You Use Me?
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney
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Easily one of the best Garland/Rooney musicals
18 October 2004 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

The plot is virtually the same as in all the other Garland/Rooney movies: Rooney is a ladies man (stop laughing!)and, to tame him, is sent to a dude ranch out west. There he meets mail carrier and (it seems) cook Judy Garland. She hates him, he loves her and after all the predictable complications occur they fall in love leading to the big, elaborate number.

The plot is predictable but the movie is still a lot fun. The script is sharp and quite funny; Garland and Rooney always played off good against each other; a very young Nancy Walker has a bit role and is hilarious whenever she's on screen and it moves fairly quick.

Also seeing Rooney and Garland so young and full of life is always great and the songs are good. There are no real bad ones but "Embracble You" and "I Got Rhythm" are standouts. And the final number is just incredible (although I question the cowboys shooting off round after round of ammunition).

A great little musical. Worth seeing.


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