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For Me and My Gal (1942)

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Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

Director:

Busby Berkeley

Writers:

Howard Emmett Rogers (story), Richard Sherman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 (as Horace McNally)
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Storyline

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. Later, he makes up for this. WW I patriotism for a WW II audience, very sentimental, great musical episodes and songs. Written by Gerhard Gonter <g.gonter@ieee.org>

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She's a Yankee Doodle Girlie ! See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 August 1943 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Me and My Gal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$802,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,371,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

When Eve is in her apartment, she ushers Jo out the back and dashes to answer the door, she puts her lit cigarette in an ash tray and it immediately rolls to the floor in full view. See more »

Quotes

Jo Hayden: He's wrong and I love him. He's right and I love him
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Crazy Credits

A picture of an infantry soldier in New York harbor and the text "America needs your money. Buy war bonds and stamps at this theatre." See more »

Connections

Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.10 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

You're In The Army Now
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
[In the score for marching soldiers]
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Nostalgia at it's best
17 April 2004 | by boomer336See all my reviews

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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