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      Thoroughbreds Don't Cry

      Released Dec 3, 1937 1h 20m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 44% Audience Score 100+ Ratings In an attempt to save their home in England, Roger Calverton (Ronald Sinclair) and his uncle (C. Aubrey Smith) enter their racehorse Pookah in a high-stakes American race. While staying at a local boarding house, they meet Cricket (Judy Garland), the owner's niece who dreams of becoming an actress, and Tim (Mickey Rooney), a hotshot jockey whom they persuade to ride Pookah to victory. When Tim makes a fateful decision that could cost them everything, Cricket steps in to save the day. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The combo of Judy and Mickey was magical, and makes for an entertaining film despite its many flaws. Rated: B- Aug 9, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      s r A sweet family comedy based around horse racing with an English gentleman bringing his famed horse to the US and his son finds Rooney (jockey) and Garland to come on their adventure in Horse racing. It was cute. On TCM. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review william d In this, the first Garland & Rooney vehicle, they still hadn't worked out the formula that would prove to be so successful. Garland sings a couple of forgettable songs in a forgettable story. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Not my favorite Judy and Mickey movie but it was still nice. Judy of course was absolutely darling. I can't get over her voice! Not a movie I need to see again though. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Unremarkable horse racing film is notable as the first onscreen pairing of Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Mickey Rooney plays a wonderful smart-aleck jockey. The film portrays the horse racing biz exactly as it was in the 1930s: the all-important "King of Sports," full of cheating, talent, excitement, drama, and humor. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Simple programmer that like dozens of others served as second bill fodder for theatres. At least this one has Judy Garland, just starting out, and Sophie Tucker to lighten a silly bit of nothing. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In an attempt to save their home in England, Roger Calverton (Ronald Sinclair) and his uncle (C. Aubrey Smith) enter their racehorse Pookah in a high-stakes American race. While staying at a local boarding house, they meet Cricket (Judy Garland), the owner's niece who dreams of becoming an actress, and Tim (Mickey Rooney), a hotshot jockey whom they persuade to ride Pookah to victory. When Tim makes a fateful decision that could cost them everything, Cricket steps in to save the day.
      Director
      Alfred E. Green
      Screenwriter
      Lawrence Hazard
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 3, 1937, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 4, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 20m