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Boy Meets Girl

1938 1h 26m Comedy List
70% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 45% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
Two screenwriters (James Cagney, Pat O'Brien) in a rut write a hit Western starring a has-been and a commissary waitress's (Marie Wilson) baby. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Variety Staff Variety The picture version of this comedy classic is a little more than adequate but not socko. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review New York Times Nearly all the lines which the script could least afford to spare have been dropped, presumably because of conflict with the delicately casuistical Hays code of morals. Mar 25, 2006 Full Review Don Druker Chicago Reader A likable spoof of Hollywood (1938), with James Cagney and Pat O'Brien as fast-talking screenwriters, and Marie Wilson (the original dumb blond) around for pulchritudinous laughs. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine Boy Meets Girl has gone off a little since its Broadway days, but it's still amusing entertainment for people curious to know how Hollywood gets that way. Jul 22, 2019 Full Review TV Guide The story behind this riotous film is almost as fascinating as the movie itself. Rated: 3/4 May 27, 2015 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 12, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

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Audience Member The best comedy movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Silly story put over by energy of cast. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member not bad cagney gives you your money's worth Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Two screenwriters (James Cagney, Pat O'Brien) in a rut write a hit Western starring a has-been and a commissary waitress's (Marie Wilson) baby.
Director
Lloyd Bacon
Producer
Hal B. Wallis, Samuel Bischoff
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Oct 14, 2014
Runtime
1h 26m