Me and My Gal (1932) - Rotten Tomatoes

Me and My Gal (1932)





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Danny Dolan (Spencer Tracy) is a good-hearted, streetwise waterfront beat cop in New York City who gets promoted to detective when he saves the life of a drunk (Will Stanton) who falls into the river. He also strikes up an acquaintance with Helen Riley (Joan Bennett), a wisecracking waitress at a nearby diner, which leads to a potential romance. Each one's bravado and tough self-image, however, prevents them from admitting how they feel about each other. Also getting in the way of their romance are Detective Allen (Adrian Morris), who permitted wanted hood Duke Castenega (George Walsh -- the director's brother) to slip off of a boat and into the country while Danny was making his rescue; and Helen's dimwitted sister Kate (Marion Burns), who used to date Duke, but is now marrying dull, steady, loyal merchant seaman Eddie Collins (George Chandler). She can't quite push Duke out of her life, and when he breaks prison and turns up trying to hide out in Kate's home, she's foolish enough to hide him. It falls to Eddie's father (Henry B. Walthall), a paralyzed World War I veteran, to try and warn Danny and save his son's wife and their marriage.

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Spencer Tracy
as Dan Dolan
Joan Bennett
as Helen Riley
J. Farrell MacDonald
as Pat "Pop" Riley
Marion Burns
as Kate Riley
George Walsh
as Duke Castege
Noel Madison
as Baby Face Castenega
Henry B. Walthall
as Sgt. Collins
Bert Hanlon
as Jake the Tailor
Adrian Morris
as Detective Al Allen
George Chandler
as Eddie Collins
Will Stanton
as Drunken Fisherman
Roger Imhof
as Down and Outer
James Marcus
as Capt. Mike Ryan
Ralph Sipperly
as English Drunk
Phil Tead
as Radio Salesman
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Critic Reviews for Me and My Gal

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Though Walsh was a master of the talking picture, his sense of silence remained golden.

April 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Uneven but sometimes inventive comedy drama, set among the working poor in the Depression.

January 3, 2012 | Full Review…

Me and My Gal justifies the loftiest standards of realism and entertainment.

July 22, 2011

The wonder of Spencer Tracy is that he never looks like he's acting.

June 13, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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