Boy Meets Girl
Boy Meets Girl (1938)

Once a staple of summer stock and community theatres, Bella and Samuel Spewack's Broadway farce +Boy Meets Girl dates rather badly when seen today. The 1938 movie version is also a bit mildewed, though it is saved by the dynamo-like… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 27, 1938
DVD Release Date: August 18, 1993
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The picture version of this comedy classic is a little more than adequate but not socko.

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TV Guide

The story behind this riotous film is almost as fascinating as the movie itself.

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New York Times

Nearly all the lines which the script could least afford to spare have been dropped, presumably because of conflict with the delicately casuistical Hays code of morals.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Good version of the play that should have been better.

Don Druker
Chicago Reader

A likable spoof of Hollywood (1938), with James Cagney and Pat O'Brien as fast-talking screenwriters, and Marie Wilson (the original dumb blond) around for pulchritudinous laughs.

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It all descends into frantic farce very quickly, but the in-jokes come thick and fast and, by taking potshots at every available target, the film hits enough bullseyes to succeed.

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jay nixon
Silly story put over by energy of cast.