Bring On the Girls (film)

Bring on the Girls is a 1945 American musical comedy film starring Eddie Bracken, Sonny Tufts and Veronica Lake.[1][2] It is loosely based on the 1940 French comedy The Man Who Seeks the Truth.

Bring on the Girls
Directed bySidney Lanfield
Produced byassociate
Fred Kohlmar
Written byKarl Tunberg
Darrell Ware
Based onstory by Pierre Wolff
StarringVeronica Lake
Sonny Tufts
Eddie Bracken
Marjorie Reynolds
CinematographyKarl Struss
Edited byWilliam Shea
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
30 March 1945
Running time
CountryUnited States


Wealthy J. Newport Bates breaks off an engagement after discovering his fiancee is a gold digger. He joins the Navy anonymously but his family insist he be chaperoned by Phil North.

While on leave in Miami, Jay meets cigarette girl Teddy Collins, who was once was engaged to Phil. When Teddy learns Jay is rich she flirts with him and he falls for her. Phil thinks Jay's new girl is Sue Thomas, a singer at the club.



The film was from the writers of the Bing Crosby musical Dixie. It marked Veronica Lake's return to the screen after an absence of several months, during which she had lost a child and been divorced. It was her first proper musical, although she had sung in This Gun for Hire and Star Spangled Rhythm.

Her original co-stars were to be Eddie Bracken and Dick Powell.[3] Eventually Powell was replaced by Sonny Tufts.[4]

Filming started in January 1944.


  1. THE SCREEN IN REVIEW: At the Paramount At the Fifty-fifth Street A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Film Version of Betty Smith's Novel, With a Uniformly Fine Cast, Opens at the Roxy. By BOSLEY CROWTHER. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 01 Mar 1945: 25
  2. DRAMA AND FILM: Light Musical Named for Veronica's Return Niven Busch's Forthcoming Novel, Duel in the Sun, May Be Filmed by Wood Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 08 Oct 1943: 15.
  3. SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Sonny Tufts Named Co-Star of Bring On the Girls -- 'Battle of Russia' Leaves Tuesday Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 20 Nov 1943: 8.
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