For Me and My Gal

For Me and My Gal

Director: Busby Berkeley Cast: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly
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For Me and My Gal

For Me and My Gal, a leisurely period musical, represents the first on-screen dancing of MGM's new star Gene Kelly. Judy Garland plays a member of a vaudeville troupe consisting of herself, George Murphy, Ben Blue and Lucille Norman. She leaves the act to join up with Kelly, who promises to propel her to the big time. Two unsuccessful years later, Garland and Kelly are still struggling in the small time, while Murphy and his bunch are headliners. Kelly nearly throws Garland over for singer Marta Eggerth, but Judy remains loyal--at least until Kelly deliberately breaks his hand to avoid serving in World War I. Having lost her brother Richard Quine to the war, Garland denounces Kelly as a coward and walks out. Kelly redeems himself by joining an overseas entertainment troupe, saving several lives when he finds himself under attack on the front. Judy and Gene are at last reunited in Paris. A major break for both Gene Kelly and Judy Garland (who proved once and for all in this film that she was no longer just a "juvenile"), For Me and My Gal was based on a story by Howard Emmett Rogers.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2006
UPC: 0012569678989
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:44:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by Garland biographer John Fricke ; 2 vintage Garland musical shorts: Every Sunday (also featuring Deanna Durbin); La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (also featuring the Gumm Sisters); Photo recreations: For Me and My Gal deleted finale, Three Cheers for the Yanks outtake; Audio-only bonuses: radio production starring Garland, Kelly and Dick Powell; Leon Is on the Air radio promo; Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Judy Garland Jo Hayden
George Murphy Jimmy K. Metcalf
Gene Kelly Harry Palmer
Marta Eggerth Eve Minard
Richard Quine Danny Hayden
Ben Blue Sid Simms
Stephen McNally Mr. Waring
Keenan Wynn Eddie Milton
Lucille Norman Lily Duncan
Anne Rooney Members of Jimmy's Company
Betty Wells Actor

Technical Credits
Busby Berkeley Director
George Bassman Score Composer
Irving Brecher Screenwriter
Bobby Connolly Choreography
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Jack Dawn Makeup
Roger Edens Score Composer
Fred F. Finklehoffe Screenwriter
Arthur Freed Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Keogh Gleason Set Decoration/Design
F. Keogh Gleason Art Director
Robert Kalloch Costumes/Costume Designer
Gene Kelly Choreography
Ben Lewis Editor
Jack McGowan Screenwriter
Howard Emmet Rogers Original Story
Gabriel Scognamillo Art Director
Richard Sherman Screenwriter
Sid Silvers Screenwriter
Gile Steele Costumes/Costume Designer
George Stoll Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Edwin B. Willis Art Director,Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- For Me and My Gal
1. Credits and Dedication [1:43]
2. Pushy Harry [3:45]
3. Being a Clown [1:31]
4. The Doll Shop [4:01]
5. Sailors' Hornpipe, By the Beautiful Sea [2:32]
6. Doctor Impatient [2:49]
7. Harry's Proposal [3:30]
8. For Me and My Gal [5:46]
9. Breaking Up the Act [4:50]
10. When You Wore a Tulip; War [1:49]
11. Meeting Miss Minard [4:13]
12. Do I Love You? [4:53]
13. What Do You Do? [2:59]
14. After You've Gone [2:25]
15. Regarding Harry [4:01]
16. Tell Her I'm Sorry [2:11]
17. What Hit Us? [5:45]
18. Booked at the Palace [4:17]
19. Tell Me, Till We Meet Again [3:32]
20. We Don't Want the Bacon [:47]
21. Ballin' the Jack [2:39]
22. Good and Bad News [2:27]
23. His Disability [3:14]
24. Small-Time in His Heart [3:20]
25. Shut Out [3:24]
26. What Are You Going to Do to Help the Boys? [2:55]
27. How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm? [2:02]
28. Paris Reunions [4:01]
29. Where Do We Go From Here? [2:50]
30. Tipperary Etc. Medley [2:25]
31. In the Fight [4:25]
32. When Johnny Comes Marching Home, For Me and My Gal [2:21]

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For Me and My Gal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched it for the first time last night. I love musicals. I could watch Gene Kelly dance all day long. He and Judy Garland are outstanding together; it is such a nice love story and the songs are great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
never gets old want to watch it over & over i seen it 83 times but head line of love trimupts over all never is old(coNserving space)
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