The New Pictures, Dec. 27, 1943

Girl Crazy (M.G.M.) shows Judy Garland all buoyed up by Mickey Rooney. There are also Tommy Dorsey's band, which sets the pace for some stupefying dance routines, a comic girl (Nancy Walker) who talks like a Brooklyn Dodger in skirts, and a musicomic plot.

Mickey Rooney, an adolescent rakehell from the East, is sent west to Cody College for a semester in celibacy. Cinemactor Rooney is comically slapped around by cowboys and horses until he learns his lesson, saves the college from folding by staging a coeducational rodeo, wins the dean's niece (Judy Garland),...

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