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Listen, Darling (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 21 October 1938 (USA)
To stop Pinkie's mother Dottie from marrying a man they know she does not love, Pinkie and her friend Buzz kidnap her in the family trailer to live a life on the open road without worries ... See full summary »



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To stop Pinkie's mother Dottie from marrying a man they know she does not love, Pinkie and her friend Buzz kidnap her in the family trailer to live a life on the open road without worries about how to make ends meet. They then get the idea to find a husband for her whom both she and Pinkie would like. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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21 October 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dois Garotos Endiabrados  »

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(Western Electric Sound System) (5.0) (L-R)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Judy Garland's third song "Ten Pins in the Sky," had a melody by Milton Ager. He and his wife were early Garland champions, having heard her at a Cocoanut Grove function in her pre-stardom days. See more »


'Buzz' Mitchell: I might as well try to reason with a piece of cheese as women.
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References Three Smart Girls (1936) See more »


Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
Music and Lyrics by James F. Hanley
Played during the opening and end credits
Played by the school orchestra and sung by Judy Garland (uncredited)
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Listen, Darling was one of the most enjoyable of the early Judy Garland vehicles
11 January 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

I had previously watched this back in the '90s when I borrowed this VHS version from the library and I remember enjoying it but when I watched it again on YouTube, I had forgotten much of the plot. As a result, I enjoyed this even more now with young Judy Garland in all her natural glory whether singing or doing her dramatic scenes. The reason I watched this again, however, was since I was reviewing various Our Gang shorts and other films featuring at least one of that group's members in chronological order, this was next on the list since another of this movie's players was Scotty Beckett-a former member from the early '30s. He was funny here. Also liked Walter Pidgeon as a potential love interest for Judy and Scotty's mother-Mary Astor, Freddie Bartholomew as a family friend, and Alan Hale Sr. as another potential family friend. So on that note, I highly recommend Listen, Darling. Oh, and that's Charley Grapewin-future relative of Garland in The Wizard of Oz-as the guy at the gas station.

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