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Stablemates (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Sport | 7 October 1938 (USA)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Doc Thomas 'Tom' Terry
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Michael 'Mickey'
Arthur Hohl ...
Mr. Gale
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Beulah Flanders
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Barney Donovan
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Shepherd
Oscar O'Shea ...
Pete Whalen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat West ...
First Railbird (scenes deleted)
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Taglines:

A Couple Of Mugs You'll Love !

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

7 October 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Compagnons d'infortune  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The big race was actually the entire 1938 $50,000 Hollywood Gold Cup race won by Seabiscuit. See more »

Quotes

Beulah Flanders: Think it over? Fiddlesticks. None of the others had to think it over.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over drawings of horses on a racetrack. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Wore a Tulip
Music by Percy Wenrich (1924)
Lyrics by Jack Mahoney
Sung by Wallace Beery and others at the songfest
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A Boy And His Horse
27 December 2013 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

A fairly routine story which telegraphs much of its storyline and is, by and large, an unremarkable horse story. But there is a difference in this one - this one stars Mickey Rooney, one of Hollywood's brightest, most talented stars. And that makes all the difference.

Mickey is a track stableboy who loves the horse he is assigned, so much so that he buys the horse for a song when its owner gives up on it. He teams up with Wallace Beery, who turns out to be an ex-veterinarian but is now an alcoholic hobo. Together they turn the horse into a champion, with a few side stories thrown in for good measure.

Rooney and Beery play well off each other, two pros doing what they do best. Mickey can turn on the tears whenever needed and Beery could play a slob better than anyone. There are some good character acting alongside the pair, but those two make the picture go all by themselves. "Stablemates" is 'B' picture material with top shelf Hollywood actors.


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