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For Me and My Gal -- 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...

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Director:
Writers:
Howard Emmett Rogers (story)
Richard Sherman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
19 August 1943 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She's a Yankee Doodle Girlie ! See more »
Plot:
Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
A great musical See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Judy Garland ... Jo Hayden

George Murphy ... Jimmy K. Metcalf

Gene Kelly ... Harry Palmer
Mártha Eggerth ... Eve Minard (as Marta Eggerth)
Ben Blue ... Sid Simms
Stephen McNally ... Mr. Waring (New York Palace manager) (as Horace McNally)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Alexander ... Theater Workman with Big Die (uncredited)
Hooper Atchley ... Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Bill (uncredited)
Gurney Bell ... Member - Sportsmen Quartet (uncredited)
John Breen ... Soldier (uncredited)
Ken Darby ... Member - The King's Men (uncredited)
George Davis ... France Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Bill Days ... Member - Sportsmen Quartet (uncredited)
John Dilson ... Lou (uncredited)
Jon Dodson ... Member - The King's Men (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Ruth Dwyer ... Nurse (uncredited)
Mickey Golden ... Soldier (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Newark Palace Stagehand (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... New York Palace Doorman (uncredited)
Gladden James ... Doc (uncredited)
The King's Men ... The King's Men (uncredited)
Ben Lessy ... Dough Boy Dan (uncredited)
Bud Linn ... Member - The King's Men (uncredited)
Jay Meyer ... Member - Sportsmen Quartet (uncredited)
Jay Moffett ... Member - Sportsmen Quartet (uncredited)
Lucille Norman ... Lily Duncan (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva ... Nick (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Jim (uncredited)
John J. Pershing ... Film Clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Quine ... Danny Hayden (uncredited)
Addison Richards ... France Doctor (uncredited)
Rad Robinson ... Member - The King's Men (uncredited)
Anne Rooney ... Dancer (uncredited)

Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Film Clip (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry Rosenthal ... Orchestra Conductor & Arranger (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet ... Sportsman's Quartet (uncredited)
William Tannen ... France Soldier-Driver (uncredited)
Libby Taylor ... Celeste (uncredited)
Bryant Washburn ... Man (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Jasper Weldon ... Train Porter (uncredited)
Betty Wells ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dave Willock ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Woodrow Wilson ... Film Clip (archive footage) (uncredited)

Keenan Wynn ... Eddie Milton (uncredited)
Joe Yule ... Fred (uncredited)
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Directed by
Busby Berkeley 
 
Writing credits
Howard Emmett Rogers (story)

Richard Sherman (screenplay) &
Fred F. Finklehoffe (screenplay) (as Fred Finklehoffe) and
Sid Silvers (screenplay)

Produced by
Arthur Freed .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roger Edens (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels  (as William Daniels)
 
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Kalloch (gowns) (as Kalloch)
Gile Steele (costumes: men)
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Ryan .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
F. Keogh Gleason .... associate set decorator (as Keogh Gleason)
Gabriel Scognamillo .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Music Department
Leo Arnaud .... orchestrator
Leo Arnaud .... vocal arranger
George Bassman .... orchestrator
George Bassman .... vocal arranger
Roger Edens .... music adaptor
Merrill Pye .... musical presentation
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator
Conrad Salinger .... vocal arranger
George Stoll .... musical director (as Georgie Stoll)
Harry Rosenthal .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bobby Connolly .... dance director
 
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Runtime:
104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8464)

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Trivia:
When it was decided that the costume worn by Mártha Eggerth while she performed "Do I Love You?" revealed too much cleavage, all close-ups of her during the number were blurred at the bodice.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:You think anything's going to stand in the way of us playing the Palace this time? Oh no, not even a war.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (1973) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
For Me and My GalSee more »

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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A great musical, 20 January 2000
Author: Minty-5 from Sydney, Australia

The classic plot of girl refuses guy only to fall in love with him later is at work again. When the girl happens to be Judy Garland, one of the top box office draws and the MGM triple threat of extraordinarily talented singer, actress and dancer, it kind of changes the whole perspective. In the MGM heavens there are no leading men who can match her on screen stature.

To solve that problem, she gets two leading men. Before World War 1, the vaudeville girl has to choose between two partners. George Murphy and Gene Kelly. Fresh from Broadway success with "Pal Joey", Mr Kelly makes his movie debut in "For Me and My Gal" and it is nothing short of memorable. It was time the world saw that Hollywood dancers wore something other than white tails and top hat, like Mr Astaire.

The screenplay is slight. It hardly matters, because World War 1 is enough of a threat to forward the story anyway. All elements of drama and tear jerking romance are there. For a routine musical at MGM, we expect our happy 40s story, all complete with happy ending, plus the usual congenial mix of complications along the way. And with direction from Busby Berkley, great 1915s songs and two of the greatest musical stars in the mix, we certainly get our happy ending.

Today it stands out because of its musical quality and excellent conception of production. They certainly don't make 'em like this anymore.

Rating: 8/10

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