Two Gals and a Guy

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Two Gals and a Guy
Directed by Alfred E. Green
Produced by John W. Arents
Irving Weisner
Written by Searle Kramer
Starring Janis Paige
Robert Alda
James Gleason
Lionel Stander
Arnold Stang
Music by Hal David
Cinematography Gerald Hirschfeld
Weisner Brothers
Eagle-Lion Films
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • July 1951 (1951-07)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Two Gals and a Guy (1951), also known as Baby and Me, is a comedy film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Janis Paige, Robert Alda, James Gleason, Lionel Stander, Arnold Stang, The Three Suns, and Patty McCormack, in her film debut.[1][2]

The film was an independent production of the Weisner Brothers for Eagle-Lion Films and released by United Artists.


A singing couple (Alda and Paige) co-host a weekly television show in New York City, but a strain jeopardizes their personal and professional relationships. Della Oliver wants to adopt a child. Deke does not. Seymour, their sponsor, is threatening to rip up their new five-year contract if they don't immediately sign it.

When adoption agency officials turn up, Deke goes behind Della's back and puts on an act, making them see him as an unfit parent. Della discovers what he did and moves out. Time is running short before their next program. Deke, to his astonishment, spots a dead ringer for his wife on the street. He tracks down the woman, Sylvia Latour, and persuades her to impersonate Della on the TV show.

The scheme fools the audience from a resemblance standpoint, but Sylvia cannot remember her lines. Della takes pity on Deke and trades places, getting the program back on track. A grateful Deke not only agrees to discuss parenthood, but even how the child they have together might not need be an adopted one.



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