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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:
Delightful musical, great chemistry between Gene and Judy 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:
Mártha Eggerth's big number, "The Spell of the Waltz", was cut at the insistence of a jealous Judy Garland, but survives on a "director's cut" album.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:
Eve Minard:He's an opportunist - an egotistical actor who would do anything to get what he wants.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (1973) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Darktown Strutters' BallSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Delightful musical, great chemistry between Gene and Judy, 12 September 2003
Author: glen_esq from Saskatchewan, Canada

Very enjoyable musical, with Kelly and Garland dancing well together and singly nicely in harmony, too (particularly the title song). Also Judy does a really nice job of singing some WWI tunes while entertaining the troops.

Some tidbits about the movie from a Gene Kelly biography I've read:

- Fair bit of on set animosity between George Murphy and Gene Kelly. Murphy was a veteran song and dance man from many film musicals and felt he was deserving of the starring role (Kelly's) in the film. As he saw it, because it was Kelly's first film, Kelly didn't deserve the role.

- Gene coached Judy through the dance numbers, and Judy helped Gene with his acting. Apparently he received next to no acting coaching from the director or from the studio.

- If the ending feels sort of tacked on, it actually was. The original ending had Gene serve as entertainer overseas, then return home to get the girl. At a test screening, audience was 85% negative that a draft dodger should get the girl in the end, typical comment was George Murphy should get the girl, not some draft dodger. MGM re-shot it to give Gene's character a more heroic overseas tour of duty.

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