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Good News (1947 film)

Good News
Poster for the 1947 film
Directed by Charles Walters
Produced by Arthur Freed
Screenplay by Betty Comden
Adolph Green
Based on Good News
1927 Musical 
by Lew Brown
Laurence Schwab
Frank Mandel
Buddy G. DeSylva
Ray Henderson
Starring June Allyson
Peter Lawford
Patricia Marshall
Music by Conrad Salinger
Cinematography Charles Schoenbaum
Edited by Albert Akst
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • December 26, 1947 (1947-12-26)
Running time 93 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,715,000[1]
Box office $2,956,000[1]

Good News is a 1947 American MGM musical film based on the 1927 stage production of the same name. It starred June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Mel Tormé, and Joan McCracken. The screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green was directed by Charles Walters in Technicolor.

Two additional songs were written for the film: "The French Lesson" and "Pass That Peace Pipe".

Good News was the second adaption of the stage musical, after the 1930 film Good News. The 1947 film was a more sanitized version of the musical; the 1930 version included Pre-Code content, such as sexual innuendo and lewd suggestive humor.


World War I is over and the Roaring Twenties have arrived, and with them women have won the right to vote and college campuses, such as fictional Tait College, are as much a social scene as an academic one. Football is the big game, and Tait's star player Tom Marlowe (Peter Lawford) is a prime catch. All the girls are interested in Tom and vice-versa, although one society climber seems to have him in hand. Studious part-time school librarian Connie Lane (June Allyson) doesn't seem to have a chance and stays out of the fray. When Marlowe fails a final, he needs a tutor to help him pass so he can play in the big game on Saturday. Connie is selected to keep his nose to the grindstone, and the two fall for each other. The couple's romance can only endure if the team loses the big game.



  • "Tait Song"
    • Music by Ray Henderson
    • Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
    • Performed by Joan McCracken and chorus
  • "Be a Ladies' Man"
  • "Lucky in Love"
    • Music by Ray Henderson
    • Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
    • Performed by Patricia Marshall, Joan McCracken, Mel Tormé, June Allyson, and Peter Lawford
  • "Pass That Peace Pipe"
  • "Just Imagine"
    • Music by Ray Henderson
    • Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
    • Sung by June Allyson
  • "Varsity Drag"
    • Music by Ray Henderson
    • Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
    • Performed by June Allyson, Peter Lawford, and chorus


The film was a box office disappointment, earning $2,545,000 in the US and Canada and $411,000 elsewhere, recording a loss of $7,000.[1][2]

Awards and nominations

Edens, Martin and Blane were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song for "Pass That Peace Pipe".


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ Eyman, Scott (2005). Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer. Robson. p. 401. 

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