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Good News (1947 film)

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Director  Charles Walters
Music director  Conrad Salinger
Duration  
Language  English
8.1/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Musical, Romance
Story by  Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
Country  United States
Good News (1947 film) movie poster
Release date  December 26, 1947 (1947-12-26)
Based on  Good News 1927 Musical  by Lew Brown Laurence Schwab Frank Mandel Buddy G. DeSylva Ray Henderson
Writer  Lew Brown (play), Laurence Schwab (play), Frank Mandel (play), Buddy G. DeSylva (play), Ray Henderson (play), Betty Comden (screenplay), Adolph Green (screenplay)
Cast  June Allyson (Connie Lane), Peter Lawford (Tommy Marlowe), Patricia Marshall (Pat McClellan), Joan McCracken (Babe Doolittle), Ray McDonald (Bobby Turner), Mel Tormé (Danny)
Similar movies  Southpaw, Birdman, Pitch Perfect 2, Frozen, Aladdin, Cars
Tagline  M-G-M's terrific technicolor musical!

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Good News is a 1947 American MGM musical film based on the 1927 stage production of the same name. It starred June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Mel Tormé, and Joan McCracken. The screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green was directed by Charles Walters in Technicolor.

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Three additional songs were written for the film: "The French Lesson", "Pass That Peace Pipe", and "An Easier Way", the last of which was cut from the released film.

Good News (1947 film) movie scenes

Good News was the second adaptation of the stage musical, after the 1930 film Good News. The 1947 film was a more sanitized version of the musical; the 1930 version included Pre-Code content, such as sexual innuendo and lewd suggestive humor.

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Plot

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The film is set in 1927 at fictional Tait College, where football is all the rage. ("Tait Song"/"Good News")

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Tait's football star Tommy Marlowe (Peter Lawford) is a prime catch for the college girls. Tommy tells his friend and non-playing teammate Bobby Turner (McDonald) that the trick to attracting girls is to show no interest. ("Be a Ladies' Man")

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New student Pat McClellan (Marshall) resists his advances, cutting Tommy down to size at a party. ("Lucky in Love") Pat is interested in French, so Tommy enlists part-time school librarian Connie Lane (June Allyson) to help him study the language. ("The French Lesson")

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He gradually falls for Connie, who comes from a poor background, which does not bother her. ("The Best Things in Life are Free") Meanwhile, Babe Doolittle (McCracken) is seeking to leave a relationship with football player Beef (Tindall) so she can get involved with Bobby Turner.

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At a local soda shop, Babe advises Pat not to lose her temper. ("Pass the Peace Pipe")

Connie grows attracted to Tommy, who she feels is not interested. ("Just Imagine") Tommy asks Connie to the prom, but reneges when Pat shows interest. He changes his mind again. In the end, Tait wins the big game, Tommy pairs off with Connie, Beef pairs off with Pat, and Babe pairs off with Bobby Turner. The college bursts out into song in a production number. ("Varsity Drag")

Cast

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

  • "Good News"
  • Music by Ray Henderson
  • Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • Sung by Joan McCracken and chorus
  • "Tait Song"
  • Music by Ray Henderson
  • Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • Performed by Joan McCracken and chorus
  • "Be a Ladies' Man"
  • Music by Ray Henderson
  • Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • Performed by Peter Lawford, Ray McDonald, Mel Tormé, and Lon Tindal
  • "Lucky in Love"
  • Music by Ray Henderson
  • Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • Performed by Patricia Marshall, Joan McCracken, Mel Tormé, June Allyson, and Peter Lawford
  • "The French Lesson"
  • Written by Roger Edens, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green
  • Performed by June Allyson and Peter Lawford
  • "The Best Things in Life Are Free"
  • Music by Ray Henderson
  • Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • Performed by June Allyson
  • Performed also by Mel Tormé
  • "Pass That Peace Pipe"
  • Written by Roger Edens, Hugh Martin, and Ralph Blane
  • Performed by Joan McCracken, Ray McDonald, and chorus
  • "Just Imagine"
  • Music by Ray Henderson
  • Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • Sung by June Allyson
  • "Varsity Drag"
  • Music by Ray Henderson
  • Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • Performed by June Allyson, Peter Lawford, and chorus
  • Deleted song

    "An Easier Way", sung by June Allyson and Patricia Marshall, was filmed but cut from the released version. This musical number survives and is included as an "extra" on the DVD.

    Reception

    The film was a box office disappointment, earning $2,545,000 in the US and Canada and $411,000 elsewhere, recording a loss of $7,000.

    Awards and nominations

    Edens, Martin and Blane were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song for "Pass That Peace Pipe".

    References

    Good News (1947 film) Wikipedia
    Good News (1947 film) IMDbGood News (1947 film) themoviedb.org


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