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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:
Underrated movie is wonderful! 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)
Shep Houghton ... Dancer / Soldier (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)

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:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: A Southern Pacific "cab-forward" locomotive is seen pulling the train at the start of the movie. It is shown stopping in Iowa to let the main characters disembark. The SP does not, and never has, run into Iowa.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:
Soundtrack:
The Oceana RollSee more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Underrated movie is wonderful!, 5 November 2006
Author: godsnewworldiscoming-1 from United States

Gene Kelly makes his smashing screen debut in For me and my gal. That alone should make it a must see. This movie was a delight for numerous reasons. First, I like the fact that this movie was a musical/drama. So, we were able to get a full dose of the manifold talents of Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. Second, the chemistry that Judy and Gene had in this movie was exceptional. The scene in which they are singing the title song is riveting. George Murphy was solid in his role as the amiable friend and colleague, who was a good example of selflessness.

This movie is not as renowned as other Garland classics such as the wizard of Oz and Meet me in St. Louis. However, I think this was her most endearing role. She was beautiful, sweet and vivacious in this movie. I can watch this movie repeatedly, and so should everyone else.

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