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For Me and My Gal (1942)

Passed  -  Musical | Romance | War  -  19 August 1943 (Australia)
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Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

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Jo Hayden
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Jimmy K. Metcalf
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Mártha Eggerth ...
Eve Minard (as Marta Eggerth)
Ben Blue ...
Sid Simms
Stephen McNally ...
Mr. Waring (New York Palace manager) (as Horace McNally)
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Storyline

Set during WW I, Palmer and Hayden team up as vaudeville artists. Harry Palmer deliberately injures his hand to avoid being drafted to the army. Later, he makes up for this. WW I patriotism for a WW II audience, very sentimental, great musical episodes and songs. Written by Gerhard Gonter <g.gonter@ieee.org>

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Greatest musical show ever to thrill your heart! See more »

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Musical | Romance | War

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Release Date:

19 August 1943 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Time  »

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Budget:

$802,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,371,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When it was decided that the costume worn by Mártha Eggerth while she performed "Do I Love You?" revealed too much cleavage, all close-ups of her during the number were blurred at the bodice. See more »

Goofs

Depicts a Southern Pacific Railway "cab-forward" steam locomotive hauling a passenger train. That model locomotive was used in freight service only. See more »

Quotes

Jo Hayden: Gee what do you do when you love somebody so much, and they don't even know you're around?
Jimmy K. Metcalf: I dunno Jo. I guess you just keep right on loving them.
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Crazy Credits

A picture of an infantry soldier in New York harbor and the text "America needs your money. Buy war bonds and stamps at this theatre." See more »


Soundtracks

Oh Frenchy
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Con Conrad
Lyrics by Sam Ehrlich
Sung and Danced by Gene Kelly and Ben Blue
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What a Tearjerker!
13 March 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

If this movie was simply Gene Kelly and Judy Garland exchanging quips (the "Hello Springtime!" bit is especially good) and singing and dancing in a coffee shop, then it would still be entertaining. But that's really not all it is. This movie is more like a drama/romance than a musical, in the way that there are some songs, very good ones, but there is more story than numbers. Yes, the idea is an old one, but there are a few twists that distinguish it from any other wartime romance. (Don't go expecting The Maltese Falcon though.) The little plot weaknesses are forgotten as the actors (particularly Garland) hold it all together. I cried twice, and I almost never cry at movies. I fully recommend For Me and My Gal, unless you're dead-set on a tear-free day.


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