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For Me and My Gal (1942)

Not Rated | | Musical, Romance, War | 2 August 1943 (Argentina)
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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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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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The Greatest Romantic Musical . . . Ever ! See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Studio records show that Abe Dinovitch and Maude Erickson filmed a production number with Judy Garland, but it was cut before the final release. Similarly, Six Hits and a Miss was filmed in another number cut before release. See more »

Goofs

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

Harry Palmer: Here comes that Loveland again!
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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 That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

There's a Long, Long Trail
(1915) (uncredited)
Music by Zo Elliott
Lyrics by Stoddard King
Sung offscreen by The King's Men and chorus in the YMCA theater in France
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me and my gal review
7 October 2009 | by baddman316See all my reviews

what a thrilling movie from beginning to end. Even though this was meant to be more of a musical movie, i felt it more of a romantic drama adventure between two great actors. some of my favorite parts of course had to be the main characters dancing in the coffee shop and the dancing clown at the beginning of one of the first show. of course the storyline couldn't of been written better throwing a big twist towards the end of the movie. It gets very moving and makes you wonder if they are going to get back together or not. But you could def. tell there was still unfinished love between the two main characters. "Springtime" is probably a favorite line of mine that stood out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 August 1943 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Time See more »

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Budget:

$802,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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