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Me and My Gal (1932)

US 79m, B&W
Director: Raoul Walsh; Cast: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Marion Burns, George Walsh,
J. Farrell MacDonald, Will Stanton

me-and-my-galLargely a romantic comedy, Me and My Gal has odd dramatic elements punctuated by slapstick comedy provided by Will Stanton, a little-known actor who steals scenes in his portrayal as a local drunk. Apart from a sub-plot involving an escaped convict who attempts to evade police, this is essentially the story of a New York policeman who falls in love with a plucky waitress. As the happy couple, Tracy and Bennett also provide the film’s most memorable scenes, including a lively flirtatious exchange in which their thoughts are “spoken” in addition to their dialogue. Though uneven in spots, Me and My Gal feels a lot more modern than many comparable romantic comedies that followed in the 40s and 50s (Klaus Ming January 2014).

2 comments on “Me and My Gal (1932)

  1. TSorensen

    I found this one highly enjoyable. It is not deep or convoluted, but… pleasant. It is fun and easy. I liked the girl’s father. He was hilarious.

    • Klaus

      Definitely a lot of fun. The plot seemed secondary to the many interesting characters – reminds me of a number of Coen brothers films.

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