Too Many Girls (musical)
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Cover of sheet music (cropped)
Cast (Broadway version)
Cast (Hollywood version)Van Johnson
Arnaz and Bracken repeated their roles in the 1940 RKO Radio Pictures movie version.
This was Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's first film together. The two had previously met at the RKO studio commissary while Lucy was filming Dance, Girl, Dance. At that time, Lucy was costumed as a burlesque dancer who had recently been in a fight. Desi initially dismissed her as a "tough broad" who could never play an innocent college girl.
The popular song "I Like to Recognize the Tune" did not appear in the film version, but it did appear in a later Lucille Ball film, Meet the People (MGM, 1944).
Van Johnson, who was an understudy to all 3 male leads in the theatrical version of 1939, makes an uncredited appearance in the film version in which he yells: "We won the game, so help me!"
The film recorded a loss of $170,000.
- Richard B. Jewell, RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan is Born, University of California Press, 2012 p 222
- Too Many Girls at the Internet Movie Database
- Too Many Girls at the Internet Broadway Database
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