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Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 3 December 1937 (USA)
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
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Timmie Donovan
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Roger Calverton
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Mother Ralph
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Sir Peter Calverton
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Wilkins
Charles D. Brown ...
Click Donovan (father)
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'Dink' Reid
Henry Kolker ...
'Doc' Godfrey
Helen Troy ...
Hilda
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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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Comedy | Drama | Music

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3 December 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alarm op de renbaan  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A sequel called "Thoroughbreds Together" was to be made, but never did materialize. 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

Roger Calverton: I just had to come and tell you the news.
Wilkins: What news? What's happened?
Roger Calverton: Oh, nothing very much, just that we're going to America.
Wilkins: [excited] To America?
Roger Calverton: Yes, for the cup.
Wilkins: Are you sure?
Roger Calverton: We're practically on the boat. Isn't it spifflicating?
Wilkins: You've hit the nail on the head, that's just what it is: spifflicating.
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Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
(1843) (uncredited)
Written by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett
Played as background music when the statue-of-liberty is sighted
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Come in First with Mickey and Judy
13 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Judy Garland's first film with Mickey Rooney concerns Ronald Sinclair and his grandfather C. Aubrey Smith who came from England to have their horse, Pooka, run for the American Cup. Mickey is a jockey, who is considered one of the best and who knows it. They try to get him to ride their horse into victory, because they need the money badly. Judy Garland and her aunt Sophie Tucker board the jockeys in a boarding house. What may seem as uninteresting is really brought to life naturally by good acting by all considered, especially Mickey Rooney and Sophie Tucker. And, Judy Garland of course is on hand to sing with gusto. This may seem to be a relatively unimportant little film, but I was pleasantly surprised to see just how entertaining and funny this film is. One gag has Mickey trying to apply ointment to Ronald's leg, after Mickey had been teaching Ronald how to ride a horse. And while Mickey is rubbing his legs, Judy bursts into song and is interrupting them. Ronald pulls up his pants, when Judy tries to enter the room, while Mickey keep pulling them off him. Why do I mention this part? It's funny and surprisingly risqué for a 1937 film. So sit back and enjoy a forgotten film of Mickey and Judy's that may be somewhat predictable, but is still a enjoyable ride to the finishing line.


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