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Busby Berkeley

For Me and My Gal

104' - 1942 - War, Romance, Music/Musical - Dialogue: French, English
Director: Busby Berkeley Composer: Roger Edens With: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly
Allegedly Busby Berkely's favorite of all the films he directed. Inevitably a vaudeville-rooted story but also using a WWI setting so as to make a patriotic gesture towards the second war. Judy Garland was the only name above the title, but in his first screen part Gene Kelly uses all his vitality to make a star part out of the 'villain' of the piece. Apart from the title number they also share 'When You Were a Tulip' and Judy also has the memorable 'After You've Gone' and 'For Me and My Gal', which later became part of her regular act. The Berkeley routines are only intermittently spectacular but the energy of the piece is unflagging. (National Film Theatre, London)

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Busby Berkeley


Roger Edens


Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly


Richard Sherman, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Sid Silvers

Director of Photography

William H. Daniels


Ben Lewis


Arthur Freed

More information


French, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"For Me and My Gal" (Richard Sherman)



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