Too Many Girls

Too Many Girls

Lucille Ball
Director: George Abbott Cast: Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
, Richard Carlson
Richard Carlson
, Ann Miller
Ann Miller
George Abbott


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Now immortalized as the film on which Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz met, Too Many Girls is a faithful adaptation of the Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart-George Abbott Broadway musical hit. The light-as-a-feather plotline finds four football players hired to escort dizzy heiress Connie Casey (Lucille Ball) when she goes off to attend a southwestern college. The girls far outnumber the boys on campus, which is sheer ambrosia for the four "protectors": Clint Kelly (Richard Carlson), Jojo Jordan (Eddie Bracken), Cuban exchange student Manuelito (Desi Arnaz) and Al Terwilliger (Hal LeRoy). The order of billing should indicate who ends up romancing the icy Connie, but the other boys don't go home empty-handed either, not with such cuties as Pepe (Ann Miller) and Eileen (Frances Langford) around. As was customary in collegiate musicals of the era, the whole thing ends with the Big Football Game, with the four heroes emerging triumphant. It doesn't take a microscope to spot a young Van Johnson among the chorus boys, especially since he shows up on-screen even before the opening credits!

Product Details

Release Date: 01/16/2018
UPC: 0888574600402
Original Release: 1940
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 9,306

Special Features

Vintage musical short Frances Carroll and the Coquettes; Classic cartoon Shop, Look & Listen; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Libby Bennett Tallulah Lou
Harry Shannon Mr. Casey
Douglas Walton Beverly Waverly
Chester Clute Lister
Iron Eyes Cody Indian
Ivy Scott Mrs. Tewksbury
Byron Shores Sheriff Andaluz
Midge Mallin Tiny Person
Amarilla Morris Actor
Ellen Johnson Coed
Averell Harris Detective
Chief John Big Tree Chief
Van Johnson Bit Part
Pamela Blake Student
Mildred Law Co-ed
Pedro de Cordoba Mr. Casey
Jay Silverheels Indian
Grady Sutton Football coach
Homer Dickenson Butler

Technical Credits
George Abbott Director,Producer
George Bassman Score Composer
Harry E. Edington Executive Producer
Willaim Hamilton Editor
Lorenz Hart Score Composer,Screenwriter
George Marion Screenwriter
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
LeRoy J. Prinz Choreography
Frank Redman Cinematographer
Richard Rodgers Score Composer,Screenwriter
Edward Stevenson Costumes/Costume Designer
John Twist Screenwriter
Derek N. Twist Screenwriter
Vernon Walker Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Too Many Girls
1. Heroes In The Fall. [1:39]
2. Football Foursome. [4:45]
3. Bodyguard Problem. [4:34]
4. College For Connie. [2:08]
5. You're Nearer. [1:40]
6. Antiromantic Clause. [2:07]
7. Pottawatomie. [4:11]
8. 'Cause We Got Cake. [3:28]
9. Beanie System. [5:25]
10. Desert Rendezvous. [1:59]
11. Get Your Own 10. [2:22]
12. Beanie Recovery. [2:03]
13. Spic And Spanish. [4:58]
14. Watching Her Watching. [2:27]
15. Love Never Went To College. [2:31]
16. Victory. [5:21]
17. Look Out. [2:52]
18. Beanies In His Belfry. [5:03]
19. Who Connie Is. [3:23]
20. I Didn't Know What Time It Was. [3:57]
21. On Clint's Mind. [3:37]
22. Connie Learns The Truth. [4:12]
23. You're Nearer Reprise. [2:34]
24. Back In The Lineup. [3:12]
25. Finale: Spic And Spanish. [3:55]
26. Cast List. [:33]

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