A Damsel in Distress
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A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university - the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group, which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men including smooth Charlie, dreamboat Xavier, the mad frat pack of Frank and Thor - who threaten the girls' friendship and sanity.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Astaire and his vet terp aide, Hermes Pan, have devised four corking dance routines which director George Stevens has expertly envisioned and mounted."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Burns and Allen are reliably funny and display more than passing hoofing abilities, and Montague Love and Reginald Gardiner are properly pompous in their aristocratic roles."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Nicely directed but a bit on the twee side with its Wodehouse plot and mock Englishisms, the result would be questionable but for a rich Gershwin score."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"An Astaire dancing pic without Rogers is like a ham on rye without mustard."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Burns and Allen were imported to balance her lack of humor; their presence is certainly welcome, and their work with Astaire is surprisingly effective."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
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