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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.

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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
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:

Chlopiec spotyka dziewczyne See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, this film was announced to to star Marion Davies but she announced in October 1937 she would not make the film. 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 book, with someone flipping the pages. See more »


Soundtracks

Pretty Lady
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played during the rehearsal dance number
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12 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Boy Meets Girl (1938)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Extremely poor and unfunny spoof of Hollywood has two screenwriters (James Cagney/Pat O'Brien) coming up with a scheme to make their next film a hit. There's a lot of fast talking and some slapstick but I can't help but feel this should have been a film with The Marx Brothers instead. Cagney and O'Brien make a great team in dramas but their comedy act here just doesn't work and it comes off quite forced. The laughs are pushed so hard that it becomes rather annoying very quickly. Ralph Bellamy co-stars in this semi-redo of The Front Page. To date, this is the worst Cagney film I've seen.


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