Boy Meets Girl (1938 film)

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Boy Meets Girl is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring James Cagney and Pat O'Brien. The supporting cast features Marie Wilson, Ralph Bellamy, Frank McHugh, Dick Foran and Ronald Reagan.[1][2] The screenplay by Bella and Sam Spewack is based on their 1935 stage play of the same name,[3][4][5] which ran for 669 performances on Broadway.[6] The two zany screenwriters played by Cagney and O'Brien were based on Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, while Ralph Bellamy's part as the producer was based on Darryl Zanuck of 20th Century Fox.[7]

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Boy Meets Girl
theatrical release poster
Directed byLloyd Bacon
Screenplay byBella Spewack
Sam Spewack
Based onBoy Meets Girl
1935 play
by Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack
Produced bySamuel Bischoff
StarringJames Cagney
Pat O'Brien
CinematographySol Polito
Edited byWilliam Holmes
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • August 27, 1938 (1938-08-27)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States