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For Me and My Gal (1942)

Not Rated | | Musical, Romance, War | 19 August 1943 (Australia)
Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

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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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The Greatest Romantic Musical . . . Ever ! 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

This was the first film in which Judy Garland had her name billed before the title, which showed her growing importance and stature at MGM. 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

Eve Minard: Chicago, Boston, Detroit, they're all the same, except New York... that is a city!
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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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Referenced in Easter Parade (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
(1843) (uncredited)
Written by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett
Portions in the song "We Don't Want the Bacon (What We Want is a Piece of the Rhine!)"
Also in the score when the Statue of Liberty is shown
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I wanted to buy war bonds!

Though a thinly veiled piece of propaganda for WWII sentiment, it did the trick. I couldn't believe I cried not once but three times at this Kelly/Garland musical. An amusement park of a flick. With rollercoaster rides of joy, mood swings of sadness and insecurities, all rolled into a sappy feel good post-depression fluff. Who needs hormones when you can watch this. Great star vehicle for Kelly,it catapulted him into the rarified air of those who have talent, good looks, and that certain "something". Though at times he seems a bit in awe of his surroundings, it comes off as cockiness and works. Garland's sense of innocent security grounded this film and proved she was already in the stratosphere. The supporting cast held up their ends admirably. Enough to make this film enjoyable even in these jaded times.


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