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Stablemates (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Sport | 7 October 1938 (USA)
A washed up, alcoholic Vet and a dreamer stable boy help nurse a sick race horse back to health.

Director:

Sam Wood

Writers:

Richard Maibaum, Reginald Owen (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

A washed up, alcoholic Vet and a dreamer stable boy help nurse a sick race horse back to health.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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A Couple Of Mugs You'll Love !

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Compagnons d'infortune See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Margaret Hamilton and "Terry" also share the screen in"The Wizard of Oz" as the Wicked Witch and Toto-respectively See more »

Goofs

When Michael and Doc are by the beach, Doc puts on his left shoe, then puts it on again in the next scene. 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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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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Great Movie, Mickey Rooney Shines Like The Star He Is
4 August 2005 | by muffinheuer2003See all my reviews

This is one of the sweetest movies ever made. Grab a box of tissues because you will surely need them! Mickey Rooney is in top form here. Proving once again his dramatic and comic skill! The man was and is a genius. In my opinion there has never been a better actor. Just as Carl Reiner, Cary Grank, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. or John Frankenheimer. Mickey Rooney was the master of cryer as well. He can tear you heart out just as easily as he can make you laugh. I'm not a big Wallace Berry fan but he's great in this film. If you love horses this movie is for you. In my opinion it's as great as National Velvet or the Black stallion. Both starring Mickey Rooney. Also, another great horse film starring Mickey Rooney is Down The Stretch from 1936 or 37. Anyhow, this film is highly recommended for all Rooney, Berry or horse fan! Enjoy!


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