Babes in Arms (1939)

Unrated   |    |  Comedy, Musical


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A group of vaudevillians struggling to compete with talkies hits the road hoping for a comeback. Frustrated to be left behind, all of their kids put on a show themselves to raise money for the families and to prove they've got talent, too.


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  • Mickey Rooney and June Preisser in Babes in Arms (1939)
  • Judy Garland in Babes in Arms (1939)
  • Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in Babes in Arms (1939)
  • Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in Babes in Arms (1939)
  • Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in Babes in Arms (1939)
  • Mickey Rooney and June Preisser in Babes in Arms (1939)

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6 March 1999 | Ash-65
Babes in Arms- Mad as Heck and Not Gonna Take it Anymore!
I'm not kidding. Mickey Moran (Rooney) and Patsy Barton (Garland) have parents who were in vaudeville before talkie pictures wiped the business out. Now, the kids want to put on a show, but their folks won't let them. Well, Mickey incites a riot, and the kids run around Town Square throwing fire-prone things into a massive pile and chanting stuff like "a-tisket, a-tasket, 200 yellow baskets..." Honestly. It's really bizarre. Then, when the whole pile is burning, they join hands, and, singing like mad, proceed to skip around the fire in a circle. WHOA! It's definitely something to see. Moving on, the plot is pretty typical, highlighted by the aforementioned bonfire scene and some excellent numbers. I wish they hadn't used a minstrel act though... All in all, fairly standard.

P.S. Judy has a really cool dress in the finale.

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