When the Boys Meet the Girls


1h 50m 1965
When the Boys Meet the Girls

Brief Synopsis

A wealthy playboy gives up partying to help a Nevada farm girl make her ranch a success.

Film Details

Also Known As
Girl Crazy
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Musical
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 22 Dec 1965
Production Company
Four Leaf Productions
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on Girl Crazy by Guy Bolton and John McGowan (New York, 14 Oct 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

To escape from the mercenary clutches of a blackmailing showgirl who is suing him for breach of promise, Danny, a wealthy playboy, enrolls at Cody College, a remote school in Nevada. There he meets Ginger, the daughter of local mailman, Phin, whose unlucky penchant for gambling has almost forced him to sell his ranch. As romance develops between the two young people, Danny hits upon the idea of converting the ramshackle property into a luxurious dude ranch for divorcees. The opening, launched by a host of professional entertainers and the entire student body, is a huge success. Complications arise when the showgirl, Tess, joins forces with gamblers out to make a killing. But virtue triumphs: Phin's debts are paid and Danny finds true love with Ginger.

Film Details

Also Known As
Girl Crazy
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Musical
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 22 Dec 1965
Production Company
Four Leaf Productions
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on Girl Crazy by Guy Bolton and John McGowan (New York, 14 Oct 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Articles

When the Boys Meet the Girls


When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965), set in the Swinging Sixties, is a very loose reworking of the George and Ira Gershwin musical Girl Crazy, which was previously filmed in 1932 with Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey and in 1942 with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.

In this version, Harve Presnell plays a handsome playboy who tries to save a failing Nevada ranch by turning it into a retreat for people getting quickie divorces in Las Vegas. Connie Francis co-stars as Presnell's love interest, and happens to be the daughter of the ranch owner. Presnell and Francis, both of whom were nominated for Golden Laurel awards as the year's Best Musical Performers, duet on "I Got Rhythm" and "But Not For Me." Other Gershwin songs retained in the score include "Embraceable You" and "Treat Me Rough."

Since the renewed resort has a nightclub, the film allows for musical performances from an eclectic gathering of guest stars that includes Louis Armstrong, performing "Throw It Out of Your Mind"; Liberace, performing "Aruba Liberace"; Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs doing "Monkey See, Monkey Do"; and Herman's Hermits, making their film debut with "Listen People" and the Gershwin tune "Bidin' My Time." (The group would return to MGM the following year to film their own vehicle, Hold On! ) Francis also belts out "Mail Call" and "When the Boys Meet the Girls."

Producer: Sam Katzman
Director: Alvin Ganzer
Screenplay: Robert E. Kent, from play by Guy Bolton (uncredited) and Jack McGowan (uncredited)
Art Direction: George W. Davis, Eddie Imazu
Cinematography: Paul C. Vogel
Editing: Ben Lewis
Original Music: Fred Karger
Non-Original Music: George Gershwin (with lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Cast: Connie Francis (Ginger), Harve Presnell (Danny), Peter Noone (Herman), Louis Armstrong (Himself), Liberace (Himself), Domingo Samudio (Sam the Sham).
C-102m.

By Roger Fristoe
When The Boys Meet The Girls

When the Boys Meet the Girls

When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965), set in the Swinging Sixties, is a very loose reworking of the George and Ira Gershwin musical Girl Crazy, which was previously filmed in 1932 with Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey and in 1942 with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. In this version, Harve Presnell plays a handsome playboy who tries to save a failing Nevada ranch by turning it into a retreat for people getting quickie divorces in Las Vegas. Connie Francis co-stars as Presnell's love interest, and happens to be the daughter of the ranch owner. Presnell and Francis, both of whom were nominated for Golden Laurel awards as the year's Best Musical Performers, duet on "I Got Rhythm" and "But Not For Me." Other Gershwin songs retained in the score include "Embraceable You" and "Treat Me Rough." Since the renewed resort has a nightclub, the film allows for musical performances from an eclectic gathering of guest stars that includes Louis Armstrong, performing "Throw It Out of Your Mind"; Liberace, performing "Aruba Liberace"; Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs doing "Monkey See, Monkey Do"; and Herman's Hermits, making their film debut with "Listen People" and the Gershwin tune "Bidin' My Time." (The group would return to MGM the following year to film their own vehicle, Hold On! ) Francis also belts out "Mail Call" and "When the Boys Meet the Girls." Producer: Sam Katzman Director: Alvin Ganzer Screenplay: Robert E. Kent, from play by Guy Bolton (uncredited) and Jack McGowan (uncredited) Art Direction: George W. Davis, Eddie Imazu Cinematography: Paul C. Vogel Editing: Ben Lewis Original Music: Fred Karger Non-Original Music: George Gershwin (with lyrics by Ira Gershwin) Cast: Connie Francis (Ginger), Harve Presnell (Danny), Peter Noone (Herman), Louis Armstrong (Himself), Liberace (Himself), Domingo Samudio (Sam the Sham). C-102m. By Roger Fristoe

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Copyright length: 97 min; also reviewed at 110 min. Shorter version(s) May not contain a sequence with the Standells. Also known as Girl Crazy, this film is a remake of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1943 film of that title. RKO released an earlier version of Girl Crazy in 1932.