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Boy Meets Girl (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 27 August 1938 (USA)
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Two screenwriters in a rut come up with a story idea starring a bankable cowboy and the baby of the studio's waitress.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Bella Spewack (from the stage play by), Sam Spewack (from the stage play by) (as Samuel Spewack) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Robert Law
Pat O'Brien ... J.C. Benson
Marie Wilson ... Susie Seabrook
Ralph Bellamy ... C. Elliott Friday
Frank McHugh ... Rossetti
Dick Foran ... Larry Toms
Bruce Lester ... Rodney Bowman
Ronald Reagan ... Announcer
Paul Clark Paul Clark ... Happy
Penny Singleton ... Peggy
Dennie Moore ... Miss Crews
Harry Seymour Harry Seymour ... Song Writer
Bert Hanlon Bert Hanlon ... Song Writer
James Stephenson ... Major Thompson
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Storyline

Two screenwriters in a rut come up with a story idea starring a bankable cowboy and the baby of the studio's waitress. Written by David Steele

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy Meets Girl See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A very young Ronald Reagan has a small part as the announcer outside the movie theater. See more »

Goofs

Although the script repeatedly tells us that Susie (Marie Wilson) is in the advanced stages of pregnancy, her waistline remains trim right up to the time she is taken away to the hospital. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Susan 'Susie' Seabrook: But don't you think he'd be good for Happy? He's an outdoor man.
Robert Law: So's the guy who collects my garbage.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on pages of a script, with someone flipping the pages. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Angels with Dirty Faces: Whaddya Hear? Whaddya Say? (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

With a Pain in My Heart (and My Heart on My Sleeve)
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played on piano by Harry Seymour and sung by Bert Hanlon
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Good cast and characters
27 December 2000 | by jann-6See all my reviews

I didn't find this to be a hilarious comedy, but it's entertaining and has some good performances. Cagney of course is excellent, and Marie Wilson is particularly charming as the naive mother of Happy, Hollywood's newborn sensation. The dialogue is extremely fast (for a challenge, try keeping up with it with your closed-captioning on.) The plot is perhaps a bit silly by today's standards, but good performances make this a worthwhile film. Look out for "in-jokes" about the movie industry, a future American president in a small role, and a lot of trumpets (or are they trombones?) Personally this film never made me laugh out loud, but it made me smile a lot.


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