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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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Cast

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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
Forrester Harvey ...
Wilkins
Charles D. Brown ...
Click Donovan (father)
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'Dink' Reid
Henry Kolker ...
'Doc' Godfrey
Helen Troy ...
Hilda
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Storyline

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

MGM's top juvenile actor of 1937, Freddie Bartholomew, had been announced to play Roger Calverton, but Freddie's Aunt Cissy (who also was his adopted mother) withdrew him before production started because of a contract dispute. In later years, Judy Garland would quip that Freddie really opted out because his voice was changing. 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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Soundtracks

The Farmer in the Dell
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Traditional Nursery Melody
Played during the opening credits and as background music
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Mickey Rooney's Movie for Sure!
4 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mickey Rooney truly shines in this film. Outshining top billed Judy Garland. If you are a fan of Mickey and Judy you will love this movie. And of course, if you love horses you will be thrilled. Mickey Rooney playes a tough Jockey who can really win those races. That is until his father pretends to be sicks and tricks Mickey into throwing a race. His father will make you angry throughout the entire film. Mickey Rooney will break your heart and Judy will bring joy as she sings Got A Pair Of New Shoes. Mickey Rooney, in my opinion, is probably the most talented actor to ever live. This is a very enjoyable film to watch and is highly recommended. Catch it on TCM the next time it's aired. You'll love it!


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