My Gal Sal

My Gal Sal

Rita Hayworth
Director: Irving Cummings Cast: Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth
, Victor Mature
Victor Mature
, Carole Landis
Carole Landis
Irving Cummings

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A pregnant Alice Faye was forced to bow out of this colorful Fox musical, which instead went to Rita Hayworth, whom the studio borrowed from Columbia. Hayworth plays the highly fictitious Sally Elliott of the title, a musical star teaming up with Indiana boy Paul Dresser (Victor Mature), a runaway who after a brief stopover in a tank town medicine show arrives in Gay Nineties New York full of verve and vigor. There he composes the title tune for the fair lady and becomes the toast of Tin Pan Alley. There are the obligatory bumps on the road along the way, of course, but everything ends, as any Fox musical should, with a grand and glorious finale. Although Fox publicity claimed that My Gal Sal was based on a My Brother Paul, a biography by the composer's brother, Theodore Dreiser, it was actually concocted from an unpublished manuscript by Dreiser and his wife Helen Richardson. The film earned Oscars™ for art and set decoration and included such Dresser songs as "On the Banks of the Wabash," "I'se Your Honey, If You Wants Me, Liza," "Come Tell Me What's Your Answer (Yes or No)" and "Mr. Volunteer." House songwriters Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger contributed "Me and My Fella" and "On the Great White Way."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2012
UPC: 0024543827429
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 28,549

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rita Hayworth Sally Elliott
Victor Mature Paul Dresser
Carole Landis Mae Collins
John Sutton Fred Haviland
Phil Silvers Wiley
James Gleason Pat Hawley
Walter Catlett Col. Truckee
Mona Maris Countess Rossini
Frank Orth McGuinness
Stanley Andrews Mr. Dreiser
Margaret Moffat Mrs. Dreiser
Libby Taylor Ida
John Kelly John L. Sullivan
Curt Bois Monsieur De Rochemont
Hermes Pan Dancing Partner
Gregory Gaye Monsieur Garnier
Andrew Tombes Corbin
Albert Conti Henri
Charles Arnt Tailor
Clarence G. Badger Actor
Paul E. Burns Ferris Wheel Operator
Gus Glassmire Actor
Roseanne Murray Sally's Friend
Tom O'Grady Actor
Cyril Ring Man
Tom Seidel Usher
Charles Tannen Hotel Clerk
Billy Wayne Delivery Man
Lawrence Wheat Stage Door Man
Delos Jewkes Actor
Joe Bernard Man
Chief Thundercloud Murphy
Iron Eyes Cody Indian
Luke Cosgrave Man
Billy Curtis Midget Driver
Dorothy Dearing Sally's Friend
Edgar Dearing Policeman
Barry Downing Theodore Dreiser
Frank Ferguson Loud Customer
Rosina Galli Maid
Milt Kibbee Man
Robert Lowery Sally's Friend
George H. Melford Conductor
John Miller Man
Terry Moore Carrie Dreiser
Ted North Sally's Friend
Gene Ramey Quartet
Harry Strang Bartender
Eddy Waller Buggy Driver
Ernie S. Adams Man
Joe Downing Slip
Edward McNamara Policeman

Technical Credits
Irving Cummings Director
Robert Bassler Producer
Alfred Bruzlin Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Day Production Designer
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Seton Miller Screenwriter
Alfred Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Ernest Palmer Cinematographer
Hermes Pan Choreography
Guy Pearce Makeup
Ralph Rainger Score Composer
Val Raset Choreography
Robert L. Simpson Editor
Karl Tunberg Screenwriter
Gwen Wakeling Costumes/Costume Designer
Darrell Ware Screenwriter
Joseph C. Wright Production Designer

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