Girl Crazy (1932 film)

Girl Crazy is a 1932 American pre-Code musical film adaptation of the stage play of the same name. The film was very unlike the stage play except for its score. It was tailored for the comic talents of Wheeler & Woolsey, a popular comedy team. Three songs written by George and Ira Gershwin for the play were retained: "Bidin' My Time", "I Got Rhythm", and "But Not For Me". According to RKO records the film lost $150,000.[1]

Girl Crazy
Directed byWilliam A. Seiter
Produced byWilliam LeBaron
Written byWalter DeLeon
Herman J. Mankiewicz
Eddie Welch
Tim Whelan
Guy Bolton (play)
Jack McGowan (play)
StarringBert Wheeler
Robert Woolsey
Dorothy Lee
Music byMax Steiner
CinematographyJ. Roy Hunt
Edited byArthur Roberts
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
March 27, 1932 (1932-03-27)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$532,000[1]
Box office$555,000[1]

Cast

Soundtrack

  • "Bidin' My Time"
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by male quartet
  • "I Got Rhythm"
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Kitty Kelly and chorus
  • "You've Got What Gets Me"
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by Bert Wheeler and Dorothy Lee
Danced by Bert Wheeler, Dorothy Lee and Mitzi Green
  • "But Not for Me"
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Sung by Eddie Quillan and Arline Judge
also sung by Mitzi Green

References

  1. Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1 (1994), p. 39
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