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My Gal Sal

Released Apr 30, 1942 1h 43m Biography List
Reviews 45% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
Near the end of the 19th century, Indiana teen Paul Dresser (Victor Mature) runs away from home to become a musician. He ends up with a traveling medicine show, where vaudeville star Sally Elliott (Rita Hayworth) borrows one of Paul's tunes for her act. Moving to New York City to become Sally's primary songwriter and boyfriend, Paul's early success quickly changes his personality. Romantic interest from the glamorous (and married) Countess Rossini (Mona Maris) complicates matters further. Read More Read Less

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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Victor Mature remains a fairly underrated actor, so it's not picking on him to state that he wasn't the best fit for this film. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 10, 2021 Full Review Elena de la Torre Cine-Mundial A splendidly beautiful movie. [Full Review in Spanish] Sep 17, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com This musical extravaganza starring the gorgeous looking Rita Hayworth, made by Fox in WWII, won the Oscar Award for Art Direction. Rated: B Feb 8, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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Ashley H My Gal Sal is an awesome film. It is about the early life of 1890s songwriter Paul Dresser. Victor Mature and Rita Hayworth give fantastic performances. The script is good but a little slow in places. Irving Cummings did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the dram and music. My Gal Sal is a must see. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Pleasant Fox musical with gorgeous Technicolor photography. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Plot: silly but with some cute jokes. Songs: Paul Dresser, known for sweet sentimentality (i.e., kitsch)- pleasant if you suspend all sense of irony or sophistication. But Victor Mature is appealing and Rita Hayworth- well, it was the year she turned 25 and she never looked more gorgeous. Her acting was skillful and her dancing excellent (her singing dubbed). And there are Carol Landis, James Gleason, and Phil Silvers on hand to add color and charm. Enjoyable, forgettable, inoffensive. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member "People love songs about rivers." Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Near the end of the 19th century, Indiana teen Paul Dresser (Victor Mature) runs away from home to become a musician. He ends up with a traveling medicine show, where vaudeville star Sally Elliott (Rita Hayworth) borrows one of Paul's tunes for her act. Moving to New York City to become Sally's primary songwriter and boyfriend, Paul's early success quickly changes his personality. Romantic interest from the glamorous (and married) Countess Rossini (Mona Maris) complicates matters further.
Director
Irving Cummings
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Production Co
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Biography
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 30, 1942, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Aug 22, 2012
Runtime
1h 43m