One of Lucille Ball’s forgotten movies.
Too Many Girls was a hit Broadway muscial which starred Lucy and then was made into a film by RKO. It also starts Ann Miller, Eddie Bracken and Desi Arnaz
During the filming, Lucy met Desi, who was co-starring in the film for the very first time. Van Johnson, who was an understudy to all 3 male leads in the theatrical version of 1939, only makes an uncredited, non-speaking cameo appearance in the film version.
Mr Casey’s daughter, Connie, (Ball) 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.