Girl Crazy

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"The Big Musical with Broadway Flair and a Western Air!"
  • 1943
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.8  (2,245)
  • 84

The movie Girl Crazy from 1943 is a musical comedy that centers around Danny Churchill Jr., a wealthy playboy who is sent by his father to a western college to learn some responsibility. Danny, played by Mickey Rooney, is initially resistant to the idea, but as soon as he arrives at the school, he falls in love with Ginger Gray, played by Judy Garland.

Ginger is the daughter of the local postmistress, and she works at the campus bakeshop. She's also the lead singer in the school's orchestra, which is directed by Jimmy Devereaux, played by Gil Stratton. When Danny hears Ginger sing, he's smitten and immediately wants to impress her.

As Danny tries to win over Ginger, he gets into a series of misadventures. He starts a rodeo, which ends up causing chaos on campus. He also tries to run the bakeshop and fails miserably. However, despite his numerous blunders, Ginger starts to warm up to him.

Danny's friend, Judge Henry G. Fullerton, played by Guy Kibbee, tries to help Danny out by arranging a concert featuring Ginger's orchestra. The concert is a huge success, and Danny finally wins Ginger's heart.

However, just as everything seems to be going well, Danny's father shows up and wants him to return to New York. Danny is torn between his love for Ginger and his duty to his family. In the end, he decides to stay with Ginger and pursue his own dreams.

The movie features some standout musical numbers, including "Bidin' My Time," "Embraceable You," and "I Got Rhythm." Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland bring a sense of energy and charm to their performances, and their chemistry is undeniable.

Girl Crazy was directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Arthur Freed. The screenplay was written by Fred F. Finklehoffe and Sid Silvers, based on the Broadway musical of the same name by Guy Bolton and John McGowan. The film was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and made over $3 million at the box office.

Overall, Girl Crazy is a delightful musical comedy that's perfect for fans of classic Hollywood cinema. With its catchy songs, talented cast, and charming story, it's a film that's sure to put a smile on your face.

Girl Crazy is a 1943 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 84.

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