Good News

Watch Good News

"M-G-M's terrific technicolor musical!"
  • Approved
  • 1947
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.7  (2,809)

Good News is a 1947 musical comedy film directed by Charles Walters, starring June Allyson, Peter Lawford, and Patricia Marshall. The movie is based on a hit Broadway musical of the same name, which opened in 1927. Set in the 1920s on the fictional Tait College campus, the film revolves around the lives and loves of a group of students. The central plot follows Connie Lane (June Allyson), a virtuous and hard-working student who is in love with football hero Tommy Marlowe (Peter Lawford). Tommy, however, doesn't seem to notice Connie's feelings, and instead is drawn to flirtatious co-ed Pat McClellan (Patricia Marshall). As the movie progresses, we see the ups and downs of their relationships as they navigate their way through college life.

The film's plot is not particularly complex, but it's the musical numbers and dance sequences that steal the show. The music is composed by Rodgers and Hart, with classic songs like "The Varsity Drag" and "The Best Things in Life Are Free" providing a delightful soundtrack to the movie. The choreography by Charles Walters is also top-notch, particularly in the energetic and exuberant dance numbers that bookend the film.

Aside from Allyson, Lawford, and Marshall, the supporting cast also delivers solid performances. Joan McCracken plays Babe Doolittle, another co-ed who catches the eye of football player Beef (Ray McDonald), while Mel Torme makes a memorable appearance as a student who serenades his love interest with "Pass That Peace Pipe."

Good News is a delightful, feel-good movie that captures the energy and spirit of college life in the 1920s. Its simple plot and charming characters will keep viewers engaged, while the catchy songs and energetic dance numbers will leave them tapping their toes and humming along. The film is a shining example of the classic Hollywood musical, and is sure to please fans of the genre.

The 1947 film was a remake of a 1930 musical film of the same name, but with a very different storyline. The 1930 version was set on a different college campus, and focused on the lives and romances of a group of football players. The 1947 version was set on the Tait College campus, where football was still a major theme, but the focus shifted to the lives of the co-eds on campus.

Overall, Good News is a fun and entertaining musical comedy that has stood the test of time. Its catchy tunes, energetic dance numbers, and delightful characters continue to charm audiences nearly 75 years after its release.

Good News is a 1947 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

Good News
Where to Watch Good News
Good News is available to watch free on Tubi TV. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at FlixFling, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Good News for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 33 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (2,809)