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For Me and My Gal DVD


For Me and My Gal DVD
Release Date: April 6, 2004

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Judy and Gene Kelly's first film together, and Gene's film debut, is a delightful look back at the heyday of Vaudeville. Director Busby Berkeley later refered to this film as his favorite of all he directed. And it's no wonder. Judy and Gene are in top form. Judy especially shows why she was the "triple-threat" girl. She acts beautifully, dances wonderfully, and of course sings like a bird. Judy is so good in this film that even some of the (in today's world) more maudlin lines make perfect sense coming from her, and are totally believable.

In my book, this is the best on-film representation of life on the Vaudeville Circuit.

Also released October 12, 2004 as a special "two-fer" budget priced set with In The Good Old Summertime (see below).

August 29, 2006: For Me And My Gal was released as part of the 5-DVD set "Leading Ladies Of The Studio Era", re-packaged in the sturdier, and much preferred, "amaray case" (clamshell) packaging (see below).

For Me and My Gal and In the Good Old Summertime DVDs

Extras:

  • New Commentary by Garland biographer John Fricke
  • La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (1935 MGM short featuring "The GarlandSisters")
  • Every Sunday (1936 MGM short featuring Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin)
  • For Me and My Gal Deleted Finale (with stills montage)
  • Audio Vault :
    • "Three Cheers for the Yanks" outtake
    • "Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater Radio Show" from March 22, 1943
    • "Leo Is on the Air" Radio Promo Theatrical Trailer

 

L-R: Back cover art; 2006 "amaray case" edition.
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Previous 1988 and 1992 VHS editions:
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