Boy Meets Girl (1938)

Boy Meets Girl




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Movie Info

In this film, Robert Law and J.C. Benson are a pair of iconoclastic Hollywood screenwriters. Cynically declaring that every film can be boiled down to "Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl," Law and Benson drive their studio-executive bosses crazy with their zany irreverence.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bella Spewack, Samuel Spewack
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 18, 1993
Warner Bros.



as Robert Law

as J. Carlyle Benson

as E. Elliott Friday

as Announcer

as Larry Toms

as Rosetti

as Rodney Bevan

as Miss Cruz

as Maj. Thompson

as Office boy

as Smitty

as Ralph Bellamy

as Commissary Cashier

as Dance Director

as Wardrobe attendant

as Young Man

as Nurse

as Nurse

as New York Operator

as Cutter

as Paris operator

as Los Angeles Operator

as Director

as Bruiser

as Rodney Bevan

as Miss Crews

as Young Man
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Critic Reviews for Boy Meets Girl

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 27, 2015
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Good version of the play that should have been better.

August 21, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Boy Meets Girl


Silly story put over by energy of cast.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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