Review: ‘Me and My Gal’

A story [by Barry Conners and Philip Klein] about a cop, the waitress he finally marries and the girl's sister who gets tangled up with a rodman. That's about all.

A story [by Barry Conners and Philip Klein] about a cop, the waitress he finally marries and the girl’s sister who gets tangled up with a rodman. That’s about all.

Spencer Tracy makes a good cop. Joan Bennett doesn’t make as good a hardboiled waitress but she gets by with it.

Picture is not altogether a dud through having some comedy. Highlights in this direction are a drunk fisherman and a send-up of Strange Interlude with asides by Tracy and Bennett in a make sequence. Picture is called Strange Inner-tube, with the dialog the only part getting somewhere.

Dialog throughout runs to wisecracking. It becomes more than ordinarily tiring because of its lack of originality, which together with the slow pace set by the action makes Me and My Gal a long 79 minutes. Plot meanders unimportantly to the point where a cop captures the gunman who has been making life miserable for his girl’s sister after unwisely falling into his company. The menace is done by George Walsh, who has changed a lot since the old silent days and the athletic hero roles he played.

Me and My Gal

Production

Fox. Director Raoul Walsh; Screenplay Arthur Kober; Camera Arthur Miller; Editor Jack Murray; Art Director Gordon Wiles

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1932. Running time: 79 MIN.

With

Spencer Tracy Joan Bennett Marion Burns George Walsh J. Farrell MacDonald
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