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You Can't Ration Love (1944)

78 min | Comedy, Musical

Because of the war, there aren't enough men at Adams College for all the girls, but Betty (Betty Jane Rhodes as Betty Rhodes) has no difficulties as she has a monopoly on stud-athlete Pete (Bill Edwards). The other girls, particularly ...See moreBecause of the war, there aren't enough men at Adams College for all the girls, but Betty (Betty Jane Rhodes as Betty Rhodes) has no difficulties as she has a monopoly on stud-athlete Pete (Bill Edwards). The other girls, particularly Marian (Marjorie Weaver), think this is unfair, so Marian institutes a system of rationing dates. Pete is rated as thirty points and Betty is furious as the other girls bypass the 4-F's and slide-rule geeks to save their ration points to date Pete. Betty drafts him for the Varsity Show, but when the pressure of preparing for the show hurts his studies, Marian volunteers to tutor him and has him all to herself. Scholarly John "Two-Point" Simpson (Johnny Johnston as Johnnie Johnston) auditions and, since he isn't hep to the jive, is laughed off the stage. Betty helps him and soon "Two-Point" is in the groove and makes a hit, and Betty discovers she is in love with him. The faculty cancels the date-rationing plan and Johnnie, whose point value has gone up, thinks Betty is the cause of the ruling and dates Marian for spite. Betty broods and knits booties for her sister's baby, but conveys the impression to Marian that she is to have a baby. Johnnie learns he is the "suspected" father and, thinking it is another of Betty's tricks, plans to leave school. The other girls, led by Bubbles (Marie Wilson), are worried about Betty's future stigma and round up a justice of the peace and Johnnie. Betty confesses the hoax, and the girls start squabbling over the available-again Johnnie, while Betty and Johnnie make use of the still-available Justice of the Peace. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Muriel Roy Bolton (story) | Val Burton (screenplay) | Hal Fimberg (screenplay)
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Thomas Neff (as Tommy Neff)
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Updated Feb 28, 1944

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Feb 28, 1944 (United States)

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34 cast members
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Betty Jane Rhodes
Betty Hammond (as Betty Rhodes) Betty Hammond (as Betty Rhodes)   See fewer
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Johnny Johnston
John 'Two Point' Simpson (as Johnnie Johnston) John 'Two Point' Simpson (as Johnnie Johnston)   See fewer
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Marjorie Weaver
Marian Douglas Marian Douglas   See fewer
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Johnnie Davis
Kewpie (as Johnnie 'Scat' Davis) Kewpie (as Johnnie 'Scat' Davis)   See fewer
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Marie Wilson
Bubbles Keenan Bubbles Keenan   See fewer
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Bill Edwards
Pete Allen, big man on campus Pete Allen, big man on campus   See fewer
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Roland Dupree
Pickles, short unattractive boy Pickles, short unattractive boy   See fewer
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Christine Forsythe
Christine, Tall Girl dancing with Pickles Christine, Tall Girl dancing with Pickles   See fewer
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Alfonso D'Artega
Orchestra Leader (as D'Artega and His All Girl Orchestra) Orchestra Leader (as D'Artega and His All Girl Orchestra)   See fewer
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Jean Wallace
Madge (unconfirmed) Madge (unconfirmed)   See fewer
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Harry Allen
Pop (uncredited) Pop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Ash
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Walter Baldwin
Deli Manager in Paramount Newsreel (uncredited) Deli Manager in Paramount Newsreel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Barber
Barber (uncredited) Barber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carmella Bergstrom
Bit Role (uncredited) Bit Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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George M. Carleton
Congressman in Paramount Newsreel (uncredited) Congressman in Paramount Newsreel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Danny Desmond
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Sarah Edwards
Miss Hawks (uncredited) Miss Hawks (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fernanda Eliscu
Mrs. Boskowsky (uncredited) Mrs. Boskowsky (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sheldon Jett
Fat Man (uncredited) Fat Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Marsh
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George Meader
Dean Pettigrew (uncredited) Dean Pettigrew (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Murray
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Norman Nesbitt
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Mabel Paige
Miss Hawks (replaced by Sarah Edwards) (uncredited) Miss Hawks (replaced by Sarah Edwards) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Pietila
Acrobat (uncredited) Acrobat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Isabel Randolph
Mrs. Smith (uncredited) Mrs. Smith (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allen Ray
Messenger Boy (uncredited) Messenger Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Schaller
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Ramon Schaller
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Ray Spiker
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Armand Tanny
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Bonnadene Wolfe
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Will Wright
Judge Cary, Justice of the Peace (uncredited) Judge Cary, Justice of the Peace (uncredited)   See fewer
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