Too Many Girls

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  • Passed
  • 1940
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 5.9  (1,018)

Too Many Girls is a 1940 musical comedy movie starring the talented Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, and Ann Miller, directed by George Abbott. The film follows the story of a wealthy young man, Richard "Huck" Haines (Richard Carlson), who gets a football scholarship to go to Pottawatomie College. Upon arrival, he meets his roommates, who happen to be musicians playing in a band, led by the lovely Connie Casey (Lucille Ball). Huck then becomes involved with a series of comedic situations as he tries to fit in with his new peers and win Connie's heart.

The film begins with Huck Haines arriving at Pottawatomie College to start his football scholarship. As soon as he arrives, he meets his four roommates - Tommy (Tommy Dix), Polo (Hal Le Roy), Slug (Eddie Bracken), and the band leader, Connie Casey. Huck quickly realizes that his roommates are not as interested in football as he is and are more focused on their band, The Five Red Devils. Huck also learns that female students are not allowed at Pottawatomie, which makes him even more homesick.

Meanwhile, The Five Red Devils have been hired to play for a ball at a nearby college, and Huck volunteers to drive them there. At the ball, Huck meets Cecilia (Jeanne Crain), a student from the other college, who invites him to a party. When Huck returns to Pottawatomie, he convinces his roommates to join him at Cecilia's party to help the band get more gigs.

At the party, the band performs, and Connie gets upset with Huck when she sees him dancing with Cecilia. Connie, who is also the daughter of Pottawatomie's president, decides to make Huck jealous by agreeing to go on a date with another student, Jojo (Harry Hayden). Huck becomes jealous and goes on a date with Cecilia to make Connie jealous. However, their plan backfires when Connie ends up getting engaged to Jojo.

The story takes a turn when Huck tries to sabotage the wedding, but things do not go as planned, and the couple ends up getting married. Huck then confesses his love to Connie, and she reciprocates, leading to a happy ending for the couple. Meanwhile, The Five Red Devils get a chance to perform in a Broadway stage production.

Too Many Girls is a delightful musical comedy that showcases the talents of its lead actors. Lucille Ball is at her comedic best, and Richard Carlson provides a charming performance as the handsome football player. The movie also features the talented Ann Miller, a skilled dancer who performs some incredible dance sequences with her troupe.

The film's script, written by John Twist and Damon Runyon, is witty and engaging, with several hilarious moments. The music, composed by Richard Rodgers, is catchy and memorable, with songs like "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "You're Nearer" standing out as highlights of the soundtrack. The film also features some impressive choreography by George Balanchine and dance numbers that are a treat to watch.

In conclusion, Too Many Girls is an entertaining musical comedy that offers plenty of laughs and catchy tunes. The movie provides a glimpse into college life in the 1940s and showcases the talents of its lead actors, making it a classic that is still enjoyable to watch today.

Too Many Girls is a 1940 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (1,018)