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Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  3 December 1937 (USA)
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Cricket West is a hopeful actress with a plan and a pair of vocal chords that bring down the house. Along with her eccentric aunt, she plays host to the local jockeys, whose leader is the ... See full summary »

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Cricket West is a hopeful actress with a plan and a pair of vocal chords that bring down the house. Along with her eccentric aunt, she plays host to the local jockeys, whose leader is the cocky but highly skilled Timmie Donovan. When a young English gentleman comes to town convincing Donovan to ride his horse in a high stakes race, the plot breaks into a speeding gallop. Donovan is disqualified from racing, but Cricket springs into action and heads into the home stretch riding high! Written by Shawn Ashley

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3 December 1937 (USA)  »

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Alarm op de renbaan  »

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Trivia

In Judy Garland's previous picture, Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937), Charles Igor Gorin's rendition of "Sun Showers" (music by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Arthur Freed) had been deleted. Then assigned to Judy in this horse-racing story, the tune failed again to be included in a movie. Miss Garland's prerecording is featured on the Rhino CD, "Judy Garland: Collectors' Gems from the M-G-M Films." See more »

Goofs

In the final race Frankie Darro is wearing no. 4 in the starting gate. Later in a close up he is wearing no. 7. Then at the finish he is again wearing no. 4. See more »

Quotes

Jim, Racetrack Usher: Listen here, lady, I'm the usher!
Mother 'Aunt Edie' Ralph: Well go on and ush!
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Got a Pair of New Shoes
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played as background music and sung by Judy Garland during the opening credits
Played on piano and reprised by Judy Garland again
Played on guitar and reprised by Judy Garland once more
Played as background music at the end and sung again by Judy Garland
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"If he ain't a movie star, he ain't nobody!"
5 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Young English boy (Ronald Sinclair) wants a jockey (Mickey Rooney) to ride his horse in an upcoming race. But the jockey's an arrogant jerk who doesn't want anything to do with the kid. Enter cutie Judy Garland, the niece of Rooney's landlady. She befriends Sinclair and gets Rooney to agree to ride his horse. Things are complicated when Mickey's crooked dad asks him to throw the race.

A rather pedestrian plot sparked some by the delightful Judy and energetic Mickey. This was the very first movie Mickey and Judy Garland did together. Nice support from C. Aubrey Smith and Sophie Tucker, who sadly does not sing. A watchable flick but nothing special.


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