Lyrics by Lorenz
Music by Richard Rodgers
Produced by George Abbott for R.K.O
Directed by George Abbott
, Dezi Arnaz
, Hal LeRoy, Van Johnson
and Ann Miller
When Connie Carlson heads for college far from home, her overprotective
and cautious father hires four beefy bodyguards to watch over her. But soon
the big guys get drafted to play varsity football -- leaving Connie free
to fall in love.
Rodgers-Hart musical comedy with winning cast, sharp dialogue. Four boys
are hired to keep an eye on footloose Lucy at Pottawatomie College in
Stopgap, New Mexico. Stagey presentation of musical numbers seems to work
fine here; Van Johnson very noticeable as one of the chorus boys (it was
his film debut, as well as Arnaz and Bracken's). Incidentally, this is
where Lucy and Desi met.
Leonard Maltin Review: 3.0 stars out of 4
This Rogers and Hart musical about a coed-heavy college that wants to win football games is famous mainly for having introduced Desi to Lucy, without which Desilu and 50s TV as we know it might never have been born (in other words, this movie has a lot to answer for). With Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller, Eddie Bracken, and Frances Langford; the director is Damn Yankees playwright George Abbott (1940).
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