Me and My Gal

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Me and My Gal
Me and My Gal.jpg
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Produced by William Fox
Written by Arthur Kober
Starring Spencer Tracy
Joan Bennett
Marion Burns
Cinematography Arthur C. Miller
Edited by Jack Murray
Release date
  • December 3, 1932 (1932-12-03)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Me and My Gal is a 1932 American pre-Code drama and romantic comedy film starring Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett, directed by Raoul Walsh, and released by the Fox Film Corporation. The film tells the story of jaunty young policeman Danny Dolan (Tracy), who falls in love with waterfront cafe waitress Helen Riley (Bennett). The picture flopped, setting an all-time low attendance record at the Roxy Theatre in New York City.[citation needed]


In this wisecracking comedy, Dan Dolan (Spencer Tracy) is a cop whose beat is the New York waterfront. Dan has a soft spot for Helen Riley (Joan Bennett), a sharp-tongued waitress at a cheap diner, while her scatter-brained sister Kate (Marion Burns) is in love with Duke Castage (George Walsh), a sleazy low-level mobster. While Duke makes a play for Kate, both Helen and Dan know that he's bad news, and Dan wants to put Duke behind bars before he can break Kate's heart. Me and My Gal was directed by Raoul Walsh, one of the great craftsmen of the studio system—and also the brother of George Walsh, who plays the villain.




Bennett and Tracy made She Wanted a Millionaire that same year, with their billing reversed (Bennett billed over Tracy), and also played a married couple two decades later in Father of the Bride and Father's Little Dividend.

It was remade as a B film in 1940 by Fox as Pier 13, directed by Eugene Forde.

Preservation status[edit]

A copy is held in the U.S. Library of Congress collection.[1]


  1. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collections and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p.114 c.1978 by The American Film Institute

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