MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,554 this week

Me and My Gal (1932)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 510 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 10 critic

Young New York cop Dan falls in love with waterfront waitress Helen. Helen's sister Kate falls for gangster Duke. Dan must do in Duke.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

Related News

Il Cinema Ritrovato 2012 #4
| MUBI

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 22 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 31 titles
created 23 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 03 Jul 2013
 
a list of 926 titles
created 03 Aug 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Me and My Gal" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Me and My Gal (1932)

Me and My Gal (1932) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Me and My Gal.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned that the notorious Shanghai Lil is on board than the fact that a civil war is going on that may make the trip take more than three... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong
Earth (1930)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Stars: Stepan Shkurat, Semyon Svashenko, Yuliya Solntseva
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A famous left-wing satirical comedy about two ex-convicts, one of whom escaped jail and then worked his way up from salesman to factory owner, where he oversees a highly mechanized ... See full summary »

Director: René Clair
Stars: Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day.

Director: Jean Vigo
Stars: Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Millionaire turned composer Dick Powell rescues unemployed Broadway people with a new play.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith
It's a Gift (1934)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A henpecked New Jersey grocer makes plans to move to California to grow oranges, despite the resistance of his overbearing wife.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O'Neill
Man's Castle (1933)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Bill takes Trina into his depression camp cabin. Later, just as he finds showgirl LaRue who will support him, Trina becomes pregnant.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young, Marjorie Rambeau
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A man's life is retold just after his funeral. Beginning as a track walker, Tom Garner rose through all sorts of railroad jobs to head the company. In the meantime he lost touch with his ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Colleen Moore, Ralph Morgan
The Bowery (1933)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Marion Burns ...
Kate Riley
George Walsh ...
Duke Castenega
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Pop Riley
Noel Madison ...
Baby Face Castenega
Henry B. Walthall ...
Sgt. John Collins aka Sarge
Bert Hanlon ...
Jake
Adrian Morris ...
Allen aka Al
George Chandler ...
Eddie Collins
Edit

Storyline

Young New York cop Dan falls in love with waterfront waitress Helen. Helen's sister Kate falls for gangster Duke. Dan must do in Duke.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pier 13  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Working title was "Pier 13," which was also used as the title in its U.K. release. See more »

Quotes

Helen Riley: Oh, he kissed me. I'm so thrilled, but I'll pretend I'm mad.
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Me and My Pal (1933) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ingratiating pre-Code fun
18 July 2005 | by (Oakland, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

"Me and My Gal" is an ingratiating pre-Code comedy-drama enhanced by spirited banter between Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett who play two young people feeling each other out as potential mates. Bennett is surprisingly good as a wise-cracking, down-to-earth waitress who speaks her mind and can easily hold her own against Tracy's New York City cop. The pre-Code era's lack of pretense about sexuality makes their impassioned kiss in the diner -- as the two knock over items on the lunch counter -- all the more humorous. Bennett, both impressed and amused by Tracy's kiss, responds: "If you're gonna kiss me like that, you're gonna have to marry me." It's a magical little moment that caused the passage of time since 1932 to drop away and left me there with them to enjoy the fun.

A sub-plot involves Bennett's newly married sister, a good girl who nevertheless can't resist her bad boy gangster ex-boyfriend. When he needs to hide from the police, she installs him in a spare bedroom, under the nose of her disabled father-in-law who is confined to a wheelchair, can't speak a word and communicates only by blinking his eyes in Morse code. Later, when everything gets resolved, Tracy tells the father-in-law that the daughter-in-law is a good kid at heart in spite of what she did, expressing pre-Code generosity for forgiveness and tolerance, even in sexual transgressions with gangsters.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Me and My Gal (1932) gareth-jones-1
What's a 'beezock'? tlburns1
Great Line: ksf-2
Discuss Me and My Gal (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?