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Me and My Gal

Released Dec 4, 1932 1h 18m Comedy List
Reviews 58% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Gangster Duke Castenega (George Walsh) asks his ex-girlfriend, Kate (Marion Burns), to provide him with the combination numbers to safe deposit boxes at the bank where she works. When Duke is arrested, he escapes and hides in Kate's attic. Danny Dolan (Spencer Tracy), who's just received a promotion to detective, is assigned to find the gangster. He's in love with Kate's sister, Helen (Joan Bennett), and seeks her help in the investigation -- but Helen is reluctant to place Kate in jeopardy. Read More Read Less
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Richard Brody New Yorker Though Walsh was a master of the talking picture, his sense of silence remained golden. Apr 14, 2020 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Uneven but sometimes inventive comedy drama, set among the working poor in the Depression. Jan 3, 2012 Full Review Armond White New York Press Me and My Gal justifies the loftiest standards of realism and entertainment. Jul 22, 2011 Full Review Michael W. Phillips, Jr. Goatdog's Movies The wonder of Spencer Tracy is that he never looks like he's acting. Rated: 3/5 Jun 13, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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William L Not really balanced between its romantic comedy elements and cops and robbers second half storyline, Me and My Gal is enjoyable mostly for its silliness and wonderfully dated detective dialogue. If you want to hear Spencer Tracy talk about "bad hombres" and make cracks with a few chowderheads on their way to give a once-over to some wise guys down at the precinct, then you'll get some enjoyment from the film. Bennett and Tracy are actually an entertaining pair, playing off one another well even if neither is really the straight man in their comedy pairing. As a crime film its very much a tired exercise, but it's got its redemptive moments. (3/5) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/21 Full Review Audience Member Snappy Raoul Walsh comedy with early Spencer Tracy and Constance Bennett as a great onscreen couple. (RT has the wrong poster for this one.) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review s r 1001 movies to see before you die. A cute little romance with some social drama that captures the time well. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A mediocre & forgettable film about an Irish cop wooing an Irish waitress while pursuing an Irish mobster. Um...i like Spencer Tracy's hats. That's about it Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Una comedia dramática con elementos de cine policial. La película se sustenta únicamente en la caracterización realizada por Spencer Tracy, pero se nota que fue hecha a las apuradas y sin mucho hincapié en los detalles. En definitiva, el cine es un arte de los detalles, allá donde no hay historia (o la misma carece de interés), un director puede enfocarse en los gestos, en el significado de las miradas, y en diferentes rubros ténicos para decirnos algo. En este caso, el director no parece estar interesado en eso sino más bien en contar una historia completamente trivial y pasatista, llena de chistes que no funcionan y con un final muy previsible. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Good enough for me. Had to look up the "Strange Interlude" parody, but that's brilliant. Also the breaking of the fourth wall a few times. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Gangster Duke Castenega (George Walsh) asks his ex-girlfriend, Kate (Marion Burns), to provide him with the combination numbers to safe deposit boxes at the bank where she works. When Duke is arrested, he escapes and hides in Kate's attic. Danny Dolan (Spencer Tracy), who's just received a promotion to detective, is assigned to find the gangster. He's in love with Kate's sister, Helen (Joan Bennett), and seeks her help in the investigation -- but Helen is reluctant to place Kate in jeopardy.
Director
Raoul Walsh
Screenwriter
Philip Klein, Barry Conners, Arthur Kober, Frank Dolan, Philip Dunne, Charles Vidor, Alfred A. Cohn
Distributor
Fox
Production Co
Fox Film Corporation
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 4, 1932, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 20, 2014
Runtime
1h 18m
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