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For Me and My Gal (1942)

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Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.



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Complete credited cast:
Jimmy K. Metcalf
Eve Minard (as Marta Eggerth)
Ben Blue ...
Sid Simms
Stephen McNally ...
Mr. Waring (New York Palace manager) (as Horace McNally)


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 <>

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Release Date:

19 August 1943 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Me and My Gal  »

Box Office


$802,000 (estimated)


$4,371,000 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Studio records show that Abe Dinovitch and Maude Erickson filmed a production number with Judy Garland, but it was cut before the final release. Similarly, Six Hits and a Miss was filmed in another number cut before release. See more »


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


Jo Hayden: He's wrong and I love him. He's right and I love him
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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 »


We Don't Want the Bacon (What We Want Is a Piece of the Rhine!)
(1918) (uncredited)
Written by Howard Carr, Harry Russell and Jimmie Havens
Sung by Ben Lessy at the Newark Palace
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Kelly and Garland in a Fun but serious Film!
21 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gene Kelly makes his film debut opposite Judy Garland in this film about vaudeville acts trying to make it big and falling in love too. They start off as partners in a vaudeville act but of course, they fall in love. The story takes place on the verge of American involvement in World War I. Judy's Jo Hayden is an aspiring singer who helps her kid brother study at medical school. When the war breaks out in Europe, he enlists. Just as things were getting good with a marriage and performing at the infamous Palace Theatre in New York City, bad news occurs which separates these two star-crossed lovers. World War I becomes a top priority as does cheering the spirits of the men who go off to battle. The songs and dance numbers are what makes the film. The story is weak but Garland and Kelly's acting talents bring it alive to the audience. The dance and singing sequences are worth watching for any Judy Garland fan. Supporting cast is first rate.

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