Thoroughbred's Don't Cry - Region 1 (NTSC) DVD

Thoroughbred's Don't Cry - Region 1 (NTSC) DVD


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ISBN: DVTDCFormat: NTSC (USA) DVDRated: GStarring: Micky Rooney, Judy Garland, Sophie TuckerRunning Time: 80 minsCountry of Origin: USADirector: Alfed E GreenYear Published: 1937 Black and WhiteDVD Region: All RegionAge Group: Family
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A sequel called "Thoroughbreds Together" was to be made, but never did materialize.

MGM's top juvenile actor of 1937, Freddie Bartholomew, had been announced to play Roger Calverton, but Freddie's Aunt Cissy (who also was his adopted mother) withdrew him before production started because of a contract dispute. In later years, Judy Garland would quip that Freddie really opted out because his voice was changing.

In Judy Garland's previous picture, Broadway Melody of 1938, Charles Igor Gorin's rendition of "Sun Showers" (music by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Arthur Freed) had been deleted. Then assigned to Judy in this horse-racing story, the tune failed again to be included in a movie. Miss Garland's prerecording is featured on the Rhino CD, "Judy Garland: Collectors' Gems from the M-G-M Films."

Legendary song stylist of vaudeville, Broadway and records, Sophie Tucker was left without a number to belt in this film.

This film, the first of 10 to feature both Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, is also the only one in which she is billed ahead of him.

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The horse-racing tale Thoroughbreds Don't Cry marks the first of eight screen pairings (plus two variety-act films) of Hollywood legends Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.

Rooney plays a swell-headed top jockey pressured by his disreputable pop to throw a race so that the ol' man can cash in at the window. Garland is a singing cutie who knows her way around the paddock because she lives at a boarding house for jockeys run by her aunt (a delightful Sophie Tucker). Ronald Sinclair plays the aristocratic English lad who owns a prized racehorse and wants Rooney to take the reins in the big race. Young dreams saddle up and ride with this sweet saga from a more innocent time.

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