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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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Release Date:

19 August 1943 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

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

Judy Garland's costume in the "Ballin' the Jack" number was originally worn by Eleanor Powell in Lady Be Good (1941) in a scene that was eventually deleted. 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

Harry Palmer: Hello Springtime!
Jo Hayden: Aren't you a little out of season?
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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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Referenced in Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Some of These Days
(1910) (uncredited)
Music by Shelton Brooks
Played offscreen at the New York Palace Theater (Sophie Tucker was on the marquee)
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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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