Too Many Girls (film)

Too Many Girls is a 1940 American musical comedy film directed by George Abbott, written by John Twist, and starring Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller, Eddie Bracken, Frances Langford, Desi Arnaz and Hal Le Roy. It was released on October 8, 1940, by RKO Pictures.[1][2][3] Both Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball credited the production for bringing them together. They married on November 30, 1940, less than two months after the film's release.

Too Many Girls
Too Many Girls poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGeorge Abbott
Produced byHarry E. Edington
Screenplay byJohn Twist
Based onToo Many Girls
by George Marion Jr. (play)
StarringLucille Ball
Richard Carlson
Ann Miller
Eddie Bracken
Frances Langford
Desi Arnaz
Hal Le Roy
Music byGeorge Bassman
CinematographyFrank Redman
Edited byWilliam Hamilton
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • October 8, 1940 (1940-10-08)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States


Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards. The college is in financial trouble and her bodyguards use their salary to help the college. The football players join the college team, and the team becomes one of the best. One of the football players, Clint, falls in love with Connie, but when she discovers he is her bodyguard, she decides to go back East. The bodyguards follow her, leaving the team in the lurch.



  1. ^ "Too Many Girls (1940) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Movie Review - Too Many Girls - THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; 'Too Many Girls' Makes Appearance at Loew's Criterion--New Films Also Have Openings at the 55th Street, Rialto and the Palace At the Rialto At the 55th St. Playhouse At the Palace -". Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Too Many Girls Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Too Many Girls -". TV Guide. Retrieved 14 September 2014.

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