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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:
grown-up Judy catches Gene in uniform 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)

Did You Know?

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:
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:
Eve Minard:He's an opportunist - an egotistical actor who would do anything to get what he wants.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Lego Movie (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
K-K-K-KatySee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
grown-up Judy catches Gene in uniform, 24 July 2004
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

Notable for two things: the first adult role for Judy Garland (then just out of her teens), and debut of Gene Kelly, who had previously made an impact on Broadway as Pal Joey. George Murphy also appears as a kind of second-string lead, and one suspects much of his original part went to Kelly as filming progressed.

Directed by Busby Berkeley, but without his usual musical sequence flourishes, the plot is focused on the war, specifically the need for able-bodied men to serve rather than squander their lives on selfish pursuits. This means, for Kelly and Garland, putting aside their dreams of vaudeville fame as a team in favour of the greater good.

The stars have great chemistry – in their two duets, the title song and ‘If You Wore A Tulip', there is a gaiety and charm which would continue throughout their further collaborations through the forties. Garland shines as you always knew she would from her pictures as a child, and Kelly has the charisma in spades which would put him at the forefront of the golden age of musicals.

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