Good News (1947)


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This second film version of the DeSylva/Brown/Henderson Broadway musical Good News may not be the best of the Arthur Freed-produced MGM musicals, but it's certainly one of the peppiest. The film is set at Tait college during the Roaring 20s. The wisp of a plot involves Tait football-star Peter Lawford, who will be ineligible to play in the Big Game if his grades don't improve. June Allyson is the demure Tait coed who takes on the task of tutoring Lawford, while campus vamp Patricia Marshall … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Frank Mandel, Buddy G. DeSylva, Laurence Schwab
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On DVD: May 31, 2005
MGM Home Entertainment


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as Peter Van Dyne III

as Dean Griswold

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Critic Reviews for Good News

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Bouncy MGM college-themed musical sparkles with June Allyson.

March 8, 2008

July 25, 2005

Full Review… | March 5, 2005
Apollo Guide

Full Review… | March 5, 2005

Audience Reviews for Good News


Sprightly, colorful and high spirited. Peter Lawford can't carry a tune to save his life but gives a game try, June is full of zest, Joan McCraken a marvel and Connie Gilchrist has an amusing small part. The dance numbers are fantastic.

jay nixon

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