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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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Genres:

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

This is the first of two movies in which a character says to Judy Garland, "Why didn't you tell me I was in love with you?" The second is Easter Parade (1948), starring Fred Astaire. See more »

Goofs

Jo's YWCA uniform (like much of her clothing in the latter half of the film) is characteristic of World War II, when the film was released, and not World War I, in which it is set. Her uniform's shoulders are too broad and the skirt too short, and she is wearing sheer stockings and pumps instead of opaque stockings and high boots or oxfords. See more »

Quotes

Jo Hayden: Who's the want ad with the squirrel around his neck?
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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 »

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Soundtracks

There's a Long, Long Trail
(1915) (uncredited)
Music by Zo Elliott
Lyrics by Stoddard King
Sung offscreen by The King's Men and chorus in the YMCA theater in France
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Nostalgia at it's best
17 April 2004 | by (Garfield, N.J.) – See all my reviews

I thought Judy Garland gave an Oscar worthy performance in this movie. As for Gene Kelly, it was hard to believe that this was his movie debut, his acting made it seem as if he'd been around Hollywood for years. And oh, that musical score, remeniscent of some film scores by Irving Berlin. Not just your ordinary musical, this one has a fine story that fits in with the time of World War One. The title song as done by Garland & Kelly is a classical show-stopper. For sentimentalists, like my wife and I, there are a few scenes that tug at the heart strings, and provide for some misty eyes.


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