Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 16, 1942

For Me and My Gal (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). Jo Hayden (Judy Garland), Jimmy Metcalfe (George Murphy) and Harry Palmer (Gene Kelly) have one thing in common: they are smalltime song-&-dancers whose hearts are set on one day appearing at that Pantheon of U.S. vaudeville, The Palace. Jimmy is a sort of Irish George Raft, who loves Jo. Jo is a surprisingly sweet young girl, who unfortunately loves Harry. Harry is a dangerous but successful novelty in musicomedy: a character who begins as a squirrel-collared masher and winds up, without too much grinding of gears, as...

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