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My Gal Sal (1942)

Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. ... See full summary »

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

Theodore Dreiser (story "My Brother Paul from book "Twelve Men""), Seton I. Miller (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Hayworth ... Sally Elliott
Victor Mature ... Paul Dresser
John Sutton ... Fred Haviland
Carole Landis ... Mae Collins
James Gleason ... Pat Hawley
Phil Silvers ... Wiley
Walter Catlett ... Colonel Truckee
Mona Maris ... Countess Mariana Rossini
Frank Orth ... McGuiness
Stanley Andrews ... Mr. Dreiser
Margaret Moffatt Margaret Moffatt ... Mrs. Dreiser
Libby Taylor Libby Taylor ... Ida
John Kelly ... John L. Sullivan
Curt Bois ... De Rochemont
Hermes Pan ... Sally's Dancing Partner
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Storyline

Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. Despite his egotistical behavior, he manages to woo and win Sally Elliott, one of the more popular songstresses of the day. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1942 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Königin vom Broadway See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 2014, the Oscar given for Best Art Direction sold for $79,200 at Briarbrook Auctions in Rhode Island. See more »

Quotes

Pat Hawley: That "Wabash" number's gonna make us over a million. People love songs about rivers!
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Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

OH, THE PITY OF IT ALL
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by Rita Hayworth (dubbed by Nan Wynn) and Victor Mature (dubbed by Ben Gage)
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A Zanuck bomb
23 August 2007 | by aberlour36See all my reviews

Zanuck made some fine films, of course, but he had a penchant for producing weak musicals. Here is a prime example. The script is extraordinarily weak. Wait until you see how the Indians cleaned up Victor Mature after a tar-and-feathering job administered by angry town folk! Aside from the film's title, the music is utterly forgettable. Wait until you see Victor Mature "playing" two pianos at once! Rita Hayworth is lovely and in her prime; this is the year of "You Were Never Lovelier." But she's given little of interest to do here. Her singing is obviously dubbed. The dancing is only average (Hermes Pan was a partner in one scene). Carol Landis is wasted entirely. No wonder Alice Faye turned down a chance to be in this film. It is a bomb. "My Gal Sal" is generally unavailable to the public. Lucky public.


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