- 3 2017
Girl o' my Dreams
William T. Lackey for Monogram
directed by Ray McCarey
starring Edward J. Nugent, Lon Chaney jr (as Creighton Chaney), Mary Carlisle, Sterling Holloway, Arthur Lake, Tom Dugan, Gigi Parrish, Jeanie Roberts, the Crane Sisters (Betty Mea Crane, Beverly Crane), Lee Shumway, Ted Dahl, Olaf Hytten
written by George Waggner, music and songs by Edward Ward, with lyrics by George Waggner
Rawley College, a few days before a big sporting competition where the
college intends to beat its chief rival Stanton College: Larry (Edward
J.Nugent) is Rawley's champion in hurdling and a success witht he girls -
but he's also Rawley's biggest show-off, so the College's paper's editor
Spec (Sterling Holloway) and polevaulter Bobby (Arthur Lake) decide to let
him lose the election for the college's Joe Senior - which he in fact won
easily - and instead declare modest shot-putter Don (a young Lon Chaney
jr) the winner.
But somehow that honour doesn't do Don much good, because suddenly his
quiet, wholesome girlfriend Mary (Gigi Parrish) isn't good enough for him
anymore, especially after blonde bombshell Gwen (Mary Carlisle) shows
interest in him ... and incidently, she's Larry's girlfriend.
Of course, Gwen only wants to make Larry jealous, but the situation
somehow culminates and all of a sudden, Gwen is engaged to Don and Mary to
Larry ... and somehow, at the day of the competition, neither of the
athletes is in top form, and it actually seems as if Rawley's losing to
Stanton once again ... until the girls break up with their respective
fiancés and find back to their true loves ... and Rawley wins ...
Rather weak and unfunny musical college comedy, not at all helped by
the fact that there is hardly a good singer in the cast. Lon Chaney jr,
years before his breakthrough as horror actor and still billed as
Creighton Chaney, does actually get to sing a song in this film - and
believe me, of all the singers involved, he's the best.