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Listen, Darling (1938)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  21 October 1938 (USA)
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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 ... 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)  »

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

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'Pinkie' Wingate: [sings] I've got you. You've got me. Who cares how rough the road may be? We'll go bumpty, bumpty, bumpty, bump. On the bumpy road to love.
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On the Bumpy Road to Love
(1938)
Music and Lyrics by Al Hoffman, Al Lewis and Murray Mencher
Played during the opening and end credits
Sung by Judy Garland (uncredited) in the trailer, with Freddie Bartholomew (uncredited) and Mary Astor (uncredited)
Reprised at the end by Walter Pidgeon (uncredited), Mary Astor (uncredited), Judy Garland (uncredited) and Scotty Beckett (uncredited)
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Raining Ten Pins In the Sky
28 March 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Judy Garland is concerned that mom Mary Astor might be marrying prim and proper banker Gene Lockhart for all the wrong reasons. She concocts a scheme with friend Freddie Bartholomew to kidnap mom and little brother Scotty Beckett in a motor home and head for the open road so she can see what's out there.

I know it sounds like a crazy plot, but it actually is both funny and charming. Judy gets to introduce one of her standards, Zing When the Strings of My Heart and later on during a thunderstorm she comforts Scotty Beckett with the song It's Raining Ten Pins in the Sky. Of course that is a total ripoff of what Bing Crosby sang in the exact same situation in Pennies from Heaven, but who cares.

On the road the family meets both Walter Pigeon and Alan Hale, both more acceptable choices for the widow Astor. Who does she choose. You'll have to sit through Judy Garland singing some really nice songs in her inimitable style to find out.

Not a bad trade, not a bad trade at all.


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