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Babes In Arms

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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
6.09 /10
Judy Garland (AAW for her outstanding performance as a screen juvenile in The Wizard of Oz and Babes in Arms), Mickey Rooney , Charles Winninger
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Directed by: Busby Berkeley
Written by: Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper from Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's Broadway show

Released: 1939
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 96

Teenagers (Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney) put on a show.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The first teaming of Rooney and Garland was a big hit, and you can see why: their energy, youth and talent help to make up for a storyline so simplistic that it borders on the feeble-minded. Nor is there much left of Rodgers and Hart's original Broadway hit. The version re-released in 1948 was five minutes shorter because the final number spoofing the Roosevelts was cut. Sample lyric from the rousing finale, God's Country : "We've got no Duce, we've got no Fuhrer/ But we've got Garbo and Norma Shearer."

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