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      For Me and My Gal

      Released Oct 21, 1942 1h 44m Musical List
      100% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 83% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Jo Hayden (Judy Garland) and Harry Palmer (Gene Kelly) are a struggling vaudeville act with hopes of making it big. When success seems right around the corner, Palmer is drafted into the army at the advent of World War I. Thinking quickly, Palmer injures his hand to avoid being called to duty, but Hayden -- whose brother died in the war -- finds his action cowardly and breaks up the duo. Now, Palmer must figure out a way to bring them back together, even if it means going to war. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Critics Reviews

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      Richard Brody New Yorker The patriotic spectacle’s ambient violence and frustrated desire emerge in nervously roving takes that capture Garland’s twitchy, electrifying energy, which, here, generates sexual heat. May 23, 2022 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row (The musical numbers) may be smaller scale than (Berkeley's) greatest works, but there's a heat and a passion to them that is hard to ignore. Rated: 3/4 Jun 15, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy It’s not often that a performer lands the starring or co-starring role in his or her very first motion picture -- Gregory Peck, Barbra Streisand, and William Hurt are some of the lucky ones -- yet here’s Gene Kelly doing just that. Rated: 3/4 Jun 12, 2022 Full Review Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilm ...has real affection for the vaudeville world it depicts. Rated: 3.5/4 Aug 29, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Busby Berkeley's enjoyable musical marks the feature screen debut of Gene Kelly, who enjoys great rapport with Judy Garland. Rated: B+ Apr 3, 2011 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion Transcending the vortex of bulldozing patriotism are Kelly and Garland, harmonizing musically and emotionally Feb 6, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The sappy WWII propaganda stuff most elicits eye rolls but the vaudeville numbers are so good that you can mostly ignore the former. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member The best musical movie ever made! With the best movie song ever sung: the title song! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Gene Kelly and Judy Garland are a dream pairing for film lovers, but the wartime story was kind of odd for a musical. (First and only viewing - 2/23/2017) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review s r A group of performers compete and fall in love, only to have war break them up. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Gene Kelly. Judy Garland. What a good pair! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Several familiar numbers (some from the WWI era), and the screen debut of Kelley! Hard to believe Gene was ever a nobody, but still holds his own with Garland, Murphy, & the other staples. A Busby Berkeley extravaganza about life, love, & loss in the dressing rooms. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Jo Hayden (Judy Garland) and Harry Palmer (Gene Kelly) are a struggling vaudeville act with hopes of making it big. When success seems right around the corner, Palmer is drafted into the army at the advent of World War I. Thinking quickly, Palmer injures his hand to avoid being called to duty, but Hayden -- whose brother died in the war -- finds his action cowardly and breaks up the duo. Now, Palmer must figure out a way to bring them back together, even if it means going to war.
      Director
      Busby Berkeley
      Producer
      Arthur Freed
      Screenwriter
      Richard Sherman
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 21, 1942, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 30, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 44m
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