Thoroughbreds Don't Cry

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  • TV-G
  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1937
  • Running time: 80 min
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... read more

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.

Original Release

11/25/1937

US Release

11/25/1937

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Cast

Judy Garland Cricket West
Ronald Sinclair Roger Calverton
Mickey Rooney Timmie Donovan
C. Aubrey Smith Sir Peter Calverton / Peter Calverton
Sophie Tucker Mother Ralph
Forrester Harvey Wilkins
Charles D. Brown 'Click' Donovan / Click Donovan
Frankie Darro 'Dink' Reid / "Dink" Reid
Henry Kolker 'Doc' Godfrey / "Doc" Godfrey
Helen Troy Hilda
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alfred E. Green

Writers

Lawrence Hazard, Eleanore Griffin, J. Walter Ruben, Harold Gould

Cast

Judy Garland Cricket West
Ronald Sinclair Roger Calverton
Mickey Rooney Timmie Donovan
C. Aubrey Smith Sir Peter Calverton / Peter Calverton
Sophie Tucker Mother Ralph
Forrester Harvey Wilkins
Charles D. Brown 'Click' Donovan / Click Donovan
Frankie Darro 'Dink' Reid / "Dink" Reid
Henry Kolker 'Doc' Godfrey / "Doc" Godfrey
Helen Troy Hilda
George Chandler Jim - Racetrack Usher
Ernie Alexander Racetrack Usher
Reginald Barlow Man Seated Behind Mr. Sloan
Lionel Belmore Calverton's Butler
Marie Blake Hospital Telephone Operator
Don Brodie Racetrack Teller
Francis X. Bushman Racing Steward
Chester Clute Man with Toupee
Elisha Cook Jr. Boots Maguire
Edgar Dearing Police Sergeant

Producers

Harry Rapf Producer

Editors

Elmo Veron

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