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For Me and My Gal -- Academy Award-winner Gene Kelly makes his film debut as a song and dance man who lures singer Judy Garland away from her vaudeville partner.
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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Release Date:
19 August 1943 (Australia) See more »
She's a Yankee Doodle Girlie ! See more »
Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Nostalgia at it's best See more (37 total) »


  (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
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8464) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Eleanor Powell and Dan Dailey were originally supposed to star in this movie but were removed from the picture during rehearsals and replaced by Gene Kelly and Judy Garland.See more »
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 »
Harry Palmer:Why didn't you tell me I was in love with you?See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Nostalgia at it's best, 17 April 2004
Author: boomer336 from Garfield, N.J.

I thought Judy Garland gave an Oscar worthy performance in this movie. As for Gene Kelly, it was hard to believe that this was his movie debut, his acting made it seem as if he'd been around Hollywood for years. And oh, that musical score, remeniscent of some film scores by Irving Berlin. Not just your ordinary musical, this one has a fine story that fits in with the time of World War One. The title song as done by Garland & Kelly is a classical show-stopper. For sentimentalists, like my wife and I, there are a few scenes that tug at the heart strings, and provide for some misty eyes.

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