You Can't Ration Love (1944)

Because of the war, there aren't enough men at Adams College for all the girls, but Betty (Betty Jane Rhodes as Betty Rhodes) has no difficulties as she has a monopoly on stud-athlete Pete ... See full summary »

Director:

Lester Fuller

Writers:

Muriel Roy Bolton (story), Val Burton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Betty Jane Rhodes ... Betty Hammond (as Betty Rhodes)
Johnny Johnston ... John 'Two Point' Simpson (as Johnnie Johnston)
Marjorie Weaver ... Marian Douglas
Johnnie Davis ... Kewpie (as Johnnie 'Scat' Davis)
Marie Wilson ... Bubbles Keenan
Bill Edwards ... Pete Allen, big man on campus
Roland Dupree Roland Dupree ... Pickles, short unattractive boy
Christine Forsythe Christine Forsythe ... Christine, Tall Girl dancing with Pickles
Alfonso D'Artega Alfonso D'Artega ... Orchestra Leader (as D'Artega and His All Girl Orchestra)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Wallace ... Madge (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Because of the war, there aren't enough men at Adams College for all the girls, but Betty (Betty Jane Rhodes as Betty Rhodes) has no difficulties as she has a monopoly on stud-athlete Pete (Bill Edwards). The other girls, particularly Marian (Marjorie Weaver), think this is unfair, so Marian institutes a system of rationing dates. Pete is rated as thirty points and Betty is furious as the other girls bypass the 4-F's and slide-rule geeks to save their ration points to date Pete. Betty drafts him for the Varsity Show, but when the pressure of preparing for the show hurts his studies, Marian volunteers to tutor him and has him all to herself. Scholarly John "Two-Point" Simpson (Johnny Johnston as Johnnie Johnston) auditions and, since he isn't hep to the jive, is laughed off the stage. Betty helps him and soon "Two-Point" is in the groove and makes a hit, and Betty discovers she is in love with him. The faculty cancels the date-rationing plan and Johnnie, whose point value has gone up, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

What's A Girl To Do When There's A MANPOWER Shortage?

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1944 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Soundtracks

I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
(uncredited)
Music by Michael William Balfe
Lyrics by Alfred Bunn
Serious version sung by Johnny Johnston
Jazz version played by D'Artega's All-Girl Orchestra
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