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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 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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The Year's Greatest Heart-Story!

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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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 »

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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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Rule Britannia
(1740) (uncredited)
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Words by James Thomson
Played as background music when the ship sails to America
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Interesting early Judy and Mickey vehicle
13 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Not quite up to snuff with Judy's upcoming films, but she's still very good actress as a young girl living in a boarding house with horse jockeys. The main character in this film is actually Ronald Sinclair's as an English boy who has sailed ship to America with his family and his horse, Pooka. Ronald first sees Mickey at the race tracks and immediately admires him for his excellent racing abilities. He then goes over to the boarding house where Mickey and the other jockies and Judy stay. At first, Mickey and the other jockies really don't like him, ridicule him, and Mickey punches him in the eye. He only ends up trying to straighten out his attitude towards Ronald, with Judy's persuance, due to Ronald's grandfather giving Mickey his prized horse stick. They start to become friends. Ronald really wants Mickey to ride Pooka in his next race. I won't say any more so not to spoil the plot. But there is tragedy in this film, some quirky moments, Judy starts to fall for Ronald. One scene with Judy talking to a negro stable worker may be taken as her talking to him in a rude and racist way, but he is also rude and unhelpful to her right from the start. But she still shouldn't have called him "boy". There is one very embarrassing scene, actually two. A very suggestive vision when Mickey and Ronald are riding the horse together, which I found quite disturbing and not funny. It just didn't fit in with the family style type of film this was. Judy showed some more of her brilliance in this film with her singing "Got a pair of new shoes". That I liked because Judy's great in all of her films with her wonderful acting and singing from the late 1930s all the way through to 1950.


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