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Boy Meets Girl (1938)

 -  Comedy  -  27 August 1938 (USA)
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Two lazy screenwriters need a story for the studio's cowboy star. A studio waitress turns out to be pregnant. This gives them the idea for a movie about a cowboy and a baby. The waitress's ... See full summary »

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Robert Law
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Marie Wilson ...
Susie
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C. Elliott Friday
Frank McHugh ...
Rossetti
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Larry Toms
Bruce Lester ...
Rodney Bowman
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Peggy
Dennie Moore ...
Miss Crews
Harry Seymour ...
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James Stephenson ...
Major Thompson
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Two lazy screenwriters need a story for the studio's cowboy star. A studio waitress turns out to be pregnant. This gives them the idea for a movie about a cowboy and a baby. The waitress's baby becomes the star. The cowboy and his agent run off with the waitress and her valuable asset. The writers retaliate by hiring an unemployed extra to impersonate the baby's father. But the extra already knows the waitress... Written by David Steele

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27 August 1938 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Janet Shaw is in studio records as "Los Angeles Operator" but she doesn't appear in the movie. See more »

Quotes

J. Carlyle 'J.C.' Benson: I think you're very intelligent.
Mrs. Susan 'Susie' Seabrook: Oh, I'm intelligent, but I don't know anything.
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Opening credits are shown on pages of a book, with someone flipping the pages. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: James Cagney (1961) See more »

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Pretty Lady
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Music by Harry Warren
Played during the rehearsal dance number
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12 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Boy Meets Girl (1938)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Extremely poor and unfunny spoof of Hollywood has two screenwriters (James Cagney/Pat O'Brien) coming up with a scheme to make their next film a hit. There's a lot of fast talking and some slapstick but I can't help but feel this should have been a film with The Marx Brothers instead. Cagney and O'Brien make a great team in dramas but their comedy act here just doesn't work and it comes off quite forced. The laughs are pushed so hard that it becomes rather annoying very quickly. Ralph Bellamy co-stars in this semi-redo of The Front Page. To date, this is the worst Cagney film I've seen.


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