Good News (1947): Walters’ College Musical, Starring Peter Lawford and June Allyson

In Good News, a likable MGM college musical, directed by Charles Walters, scribes Betty Comden and Adolph Green tell the story of the romantic intrigues and school problems of a star footbal player, played by Peter Lawford.

The lead lady is June Allyson in a cast that also includes Joan McCracken and Mel Torme.

The movie is a remake of a 1930 feature, itself based on a 1927 Broadway play, with few new songs added to the original score, including The Varsity Drag and The Best Things in Life Are Free.

Oscar nominations: 1

Song: Pass That Peace Pipe,  music and lyrics by Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin, andRoger Edens

Oscar Context:

The winners of the Best Song Oscar were Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert for Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah from the movie Song of the South