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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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J.C. Benson
Marie Wilson ...
Susie
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C. Elliott Friday
Frank McHugh ...
Rossetti
Dick Foran ...
Larry Toms
Bruce Lester ...
Rodney Bowman
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Paul Clark ...
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Penny Singleton ...
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Dennie Moore ...
Miss Crews
Harry Seymour ...
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Bert Hanlon ...
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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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Comprando Barulho  »

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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

Mrs. Susan 'Susie' Seabrook: But don't you think he'd be good for Happy? He's an outdoor man.
Robert Law: So's the guy who collects my garbage.
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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 Swingtime in the Movies (1938) See more »

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The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1896) (uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
Played by the trumpeters at the end
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It's like watching a group of hyperactive chihuahuas on Speed!
10 January 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I love "screwball comedies" from the 1930s and 40s. Such films as ARSENIC AND OLD LACE and BRINGING UP BABY and HIS GIRL Friday are wonderful films--with a wonderfully breezy pace, high energy and lots of laughs. BOY MEETS GIRL is an attempt to do this same sort of comedy, though the laughs just aren't that noticeable and the film is too darn frenetic to be enjoyed. I am serious when I say that this film was even more fast-paced and hyper than ONE, TWO, THREE and ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. Because of this, I really found the film to be, at times, truly annoying--particularly the characters played by Cagney and O'Brien. They were NOT particularly likable, well-developed or easy to follow! In many ways, it was like having an average actor pretend to be a Marx Brother from one of their REALLY hyper early films--like HORSEFEATHERS. The problem is, it worked for the Marxes--but not here. A frantic pace alone does not make a movie--a decent script and good characters need to be in place as well.


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