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Good News (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 26 December 1947 (USA)
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At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Walters

Writers:

Lew Brown (play), Laurence Schwab (play) (as Lawrence Schwab) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
June Allyson ... Connie Lane
Peter Lawford ... Tommy Marlowe
Patricia Marshall Patricia Marshall ... Pat McClellan
Joan McCracken ... Babe Doolittle
Ray McDonald ... Bobby Turner
Mel Tormé ... Danny (as Mel Torme)
Robert E. Strickland Robert E. Strickland ... Peter Van Dyne III (as Robert Strickland)
Donald MacBride ... Coach Johnson
Tom Dugan ... Pooch
Clinton Sundberg ... Professor Burton Kennyon
Loren Tindall ... Beef
Connie Gilchrist ... Cora - the Cook
Morris Ankrum ... Dean Griswold
Georgia Lee Settle ... Flo (as Georgia Lee)
Jane Green Jane Green ... Mrs. Drexel
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Storyline

At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat McClellan. Tommy's grades start to slip, which keeps him from playing in the big game. Connie eventually finds out Tommy really loves her and devises a plan to win him back and to get him back on the field. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good News See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,662,718 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Pass That Peace Pipe" was originally written for Ziegfeld Follies (1945). See more »

Goofs

During the "Varsity Drag" musical number, one of the chorus girls is accidentally pushed out of step. See more »

Quotes

[to Connie, looking into her eyes]
Tommy Marlowe: They sure are blue.
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Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

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Just Imagine
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Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
Sung by June Allyson
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A wonderful fantastatical world of joy and possibilities
18 December 2013 | by sisbarrolouisSee all my reviews

The chance of waking up at six AM in a semi semiconscious state, flipping on my T.V. and seeing the 1947 film GOOD NEWS, well was such a wonderful surprise. The film of a fantasy life on a college campus sparked me into awaking on a happy positive note. Zany,yes Colorful,yes Lighthearted,yes ESCAPE,yes into a world that seem be be removed from our modern day world. Why shouldn't a Film, Broadway play allow you to slide back into a more comfortable Time and Place? Look theater and the film industry's job is to give us all a place to regenerate our joys and outlook of life. Some how the current films main purpose seems too be,to hang a dark cloud over the populous, retreat into the sanctuary of our home. Times are a changing! and bad in now good. Someone with Intelligence and Knowledge should pick up the script of GOOD NEWS! and run like deer to Broadway in good old N.Y.C. and get this gem on stage. The American public is ripe for some good,happy toe taping fun. I want to leave a theater and feel there is still hope for the human race.....Isn't that what entertaining is all about? But of course the non talented producers seem to not understand the needs of a American Renaissance. Is there something wrong leaving a theater with a smile on your face and a song in your heart". Or is that too plebeian? Lou Sisbarro


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