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Babes on Broadway

Released Dec 31, 1941 1h 58m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 68% Audience Score 250+ Ratings The third installment in the "Backyard Musical" trilogy, "Babes on Broadway" follows restaurant singer Tommy Williams (Mickey Rooney) on his quest to make it to Broadway. Penny Morris (Judy Garland), also a singer, teams up with Tommy to produce a show that will benefit orphaned children. What Penny doesn't know is that Tommy is actually the only one who will benefit from the show. Tommy struggles to maintain his friendships and his morals as he strives for fame and fortune in the big city. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Dave Kehr Chicago Reader there are a lot of now-mysterious impressions of famous Broadway stars of the period, but otherwise the show is pretty darn good. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com A superb sequel to Babes in Arms, also directed by Berkeley, this musical sees Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney impersonate Carmen Miranda, George Cohan; the couple's appearance in black face was not controversial at the time. Rated: B+ Jul 14, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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william d The movie drags a bit in the middle, but rallies for a rousing finale. Garland and Rooney are terrific, Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Everyone is doing their high kicks cheerily to "The Robert E. Lee" in blackface in this one, it's even featured in the trailer for the film. Watch at the risk of uncomfortable conversations with yourself. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member The best musical movie ever made! With the best movie song ever sung: How About You?! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Sensational. If you don't like old time movies or musicals, you will despise this film. To everyone else, it's a nonstop, feel good, delightful film filled with great songs, singing and dancing. I don't need to say anymore Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Possibly Garland & Rooney's most elaborate musical together; overlong and overly sentimental, but the score includes the Oscar-nominated "How About You?" Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member a sequel of sorts to 1939's 'babes in arms' Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The third installment in the "Backyard Musical" trilogy, "Babes on Broadway" follows restaurant singer Tommy Williams (Mickey Rooney) on his quest to make it to Broadway. Penny Morris (Judy Garland), also a singer, teams up with Tommy to produce a show that will benefit orphaned children. What Penny doesn't know is that Tommy is actually the only one who will benefit from the show. Tommy struggles to maintain his friendships and his morals as he strives for fame and fortune in the big city.
Director
Busby Berkeley
Producer
Arthur Freed
Screenwriter
Fred F. Finklehoffe, Elaine Ryan
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 31, 1941, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
May 23, 2016
Runtime
1h 58m
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