For Me and My Gal

Film, Drama

Time Out says

Set just before World War I, this corny musical introduced 30-year-old debutant Gene Kelly in the intially unsympathetic role of an ambitious hoofer who joins up with fellow vaudevillians Garland and Murphy in the, hope of fulfilling his/their dream of playing at the famous Palace Theatre. Their plans are complicated by Kelly's selfish scheming to avoid the draft, and by a romantic triangle in which Murphy loves Garland, Garland loves Kelly, and Kelly loves, besides himself, the idea of being famous. Kelly's contrived transformation from ruthless heel to self-effacing war hero is totally unconvincing, but the excellent numbers - including the title song, 'When You Wore a Tulip' and 'Ballin' the Jack' - may help to numb the pain.

By: NF


Release details

104 mins

Cast and crew

Busby Berkeley
Fred F Finklehoffe, Sid Silvers, Richard Sherman
Richard Quine
Gene Kelly
Marta Eggerth
Ben Blue
George Murphy
Stephen McNally
Keenan Wynn
Judy Garland
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