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Based on the Broadway play and 1930s musical, Good News is an enthusiastic, good-hearted romp through late-'20s college life. Broadway actress Joan McCracken as Connie's roommate Babe Doolittle exudes energy as she leads nearly all the musical numbers, particularly shining in "Good News" and "Pass the Peace Pipe." A young Mel Tormé sings a lovely reprise of "The Best Things in Life Are Free," and one of the signature songs, "The Varsity Drag," is led by Allyson and Lawford showcasing their dancing and singing talents (Lawford is a better hoofer than vocalist). Though the movie seems mainly constructed around the musical numbers, the writing is sharp and the cast members seems to be enjoying themselves. Director Charles Walters went on to direct Easter Parade and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green would make their mark with, among others, On the Town and Singin' in the Rain. --Dana Van Nest
With the help of Comden and Green, this vintage Broadway show of the '20's and bouncy 1930 early film musical, was turned into a first rate 1947 production starring June Allyson,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by drkhimxz
A slightly uneven but colorful and thoroughly enjoyable movie musical from MGM, 1947, carrying over some of the songs and most of the innocence of the 1920s Broadway original, and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Allen Smalling
What you need to know:
With the exception of Mel Torme, the singing is bland.
June Allyson, (a silver blond Judy Garland knock off) looks older than the part... Read more
This was a gift for my mother. She just can't stop singing her praises.Published 5 months ago by Joan TaBelle
Another replacement of my VHS tape.
A rousing fast moving and good fun movie.
Great seller that I highly recommend..
Ahhhh Mel Torme...Just a kid but what a voice even then. Story cute as June Allyson.Published 5 months ago by Constance M. Bahman
Good movie. Well made. Exactly as described. Arrived quickly and in good condition.Published 6 months ago by Shannon