Babes in Arms (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

Babes in Arms (1939)




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This fun-filled spin-off of the Rodgers and Hart Broadway musical features Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney as two young children of vaudevillian parents. The kids aren't included in their parents travels, so they set out to produce a show of their own.
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Mickey Rooney
as Mickey Moran
Judy Garland
as Patsy Barton
Charles Winninger
as Joe Moran
June Preisser
as Rosalie Essex
Guy Kibbee
as Judge Black
Grace Hayes
as Florrie Moran
Betty Jaynes
as Molly Moran
Douglas McPhail
as Don Brice
Rand Brooks
as Jeff Steele
Leni Lynn
as Dody Martini
Henry Hull
as Maddox
Barnett Parker
as William
Ann Shoemaker
as Mrs. Barton
Margaret Hamilton
as Martha Steele
Joseph Crehan
as Mr. Essex
Lelah Taylor
as Mrs. Brice
Leonard Parker
as William
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Critic Reviews for Babes in Arms

All Critics (5)

One of the most popular musical movies of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland as youngsters.

Full Review… | April 24, 2011

Strictly for the fans of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, and those with a soft spot for vaudeville.

Full Review… | September 23, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full of vim and vigor -- maybe a little too much for some viewers

January 11, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Babes in Arms

The big one with Judy, Mickey (Oscar-nominated), direction by Busby Berkeley, and production by Arthur Freed. Energy-plus with the MGM gloss.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

More solid than I thought it'd be. Still not much a fan of Mickey Rooney; he's just not a very good actor. The reason to see this movie is for Judy Garland, and even the comedic parts that come from June Preisser's character. Judy Garland was just so beautiful, and was just a great talent in general. The "Good Mornin'" song was easily the best of the musical numbers, but there were a few other decent ones as well (especially when Rooney wasn't featured).

Matt Heiser
Matt Heiser

I'm not a big fan of the early Mickey Rooney stuff. Yeah yeah. Its cute and sentimental but it just doesn't translate well anymore.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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