Good News

Good News

Charles Walters (1947)

89min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
One of the most delightful of the MGM musicals from a golden period, a Technicolor remake of the studio's 1930 black-and-white original, this college romp marked the directorial debut of Meet Me in St Louis choreographer Charles Walters, who would follow this movie with such greats as Easter Parade and High Society. Here, despite the presence of rather over-age students June Allyson and Peter Lawford, Walters injects real verve and genuine joie de vivre into such numbers as Billion Dollar Baby and My Blue Heaven. A real treat for fans of musicals.

Summary

With boundless enthusiasm and enough jive to meld '20s flapper giddiness with '40s swing, 1947's Good News - the feature directing debut of Charles Walters (Easter Parade, The Unsinkable Molly Brown) and screenwriting debut of Betty Comden and Adolph Green (Singin' in the Rain, The Band Wagon) - is "one of the best of the lighthearted rah-rah collegiate musicals" (Pauline Kael, The New Yorker).

Cast & Crew

Connie Lane June Allyson
Tommy Marlowe Peter Lawford
Pat McClellan Patricia Marshall
Babe Doolittle Joan McCracken
Bobby Turner Ray McDonald
Danny Mel Tormé
Peter Van Dyne III Robert E Strickland
Coach Johnson Donald MacBride
Pooch Tom Dugan (1)
Professor Burton Kennyone Clinton Sundberg
Director Charles Walters
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-MayerAvailable on: video