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For Me and My Gal (1942)

Not Rated | | 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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Eve Minard (as Marta Eggerth)
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Mr. Waring (New York Palace manager) (as Horace McNally)
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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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19 August 1943 (Australia)  »

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Me and My Gal  »

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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

Hugh Martin wrote a song for the movie called "Three Cheers for the Yanks" that was cut from the movie before release. You can hear the song on the DVD extras. 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

Harry Palmer: You think anything's going to stand in the way of us playing the Palace this time? Oh no, not even a war.
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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 »

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Featured in American Masters: Judy Garland: By Myself (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Tell Me
(1919) (uncredited)
Music by Max Kortlander
Lyrics by J. Will Callahan
Played as dance music at the Golden Slipper and sung by Lucille Norman and The Sportsmen Quartet
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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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