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Stablemates (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Sport | 7 October 1938 (USA)
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Doc Thomas 'Tom' Terry
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Michael 'Mickey'
Arthur Hohl ...
Mr. Gale
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Beulah Flanders
Minor Watson ...
Barney Donovan
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Shepherd
Oscar O'Shea ...
Pete Whalen
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Pat West ...
First Railbird (scenes deleted)
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A Couple Of Mugs You'll Love !

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Drama | Sport

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7 October 1938 (USA)  »

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Compagnons d'infortune  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial telecasts in Los Angeles Wednesday 3 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Philadelphia Sunday 5 May 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); its first telecast in San Francisco occurred 7 November 1958 on KGO-TV (Channel 7); its earliest documented airing in New York City took place 9 May 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Doc Thomas 'Tom' Terry: [POSSIBLE SPOILER: adoptive father and son are saying goodbye, as Doc Terry has to leave Mickey and serve a prison sentence] I guess it'd be kinda, kinda sissy for two great big men like us to kiss, huh? Well, goodbye, sonny.
Michael 'Mickey': [Mickey is devastated, running after his 'Pop' for one last embrace] Pop, it wouldn't be sissy on the cheek.
Mrs. Shepherd: [Doc Terry leaves, and Mrs Shepherd, Mickey's benefactor for horse racing, comes up to comfort him] You'll work for him, Mickey. A few months, perhaps a year at the ...
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Opening credits are shown over drawings of horses on a racetrack. See more »

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That's How I Need You
by Joe Goodwin
Sung by Wallace Beery and others at the songfest
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Mickey Rooney and Wallace Beery Tear it Up
24 October 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is one film which needs only to be described by its title and the co-stars' names, "'Stablemates' - starring Wallace Beery and Mickey Rooney!" is all you really need to know. Both performers play their regular on-screen personalities; no "acting" stretch is required (or needed). Mr. Rooney is an orphaned teenaged jockey with an ailing racehorse named "Lady Q". Mr. Beery is an alcoholic veterinarian who needs to clean-up. The inevitable happens.

They decide to become father and son, "'til death do us part." But, the relationship is challenged by the bottle and the big race. Rooney gets to show off his trim physique in some shirtless scenes. Marvelous Margaret Hamilton (as Beulah Flanders) has a small, but sweet, supporting role. The industry standard "Quigley Poll" of box office stars had Rooney at #4 and Beery at #12 for the year 1938, and this film was, as Rooney says within, "made to order."

****** Stablemates (10/7/38) Sam Wood ~ Mickey Rooney, Wallace Beery, Margaret Hamilton, Arthur Hohl


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