Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)





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This romantic comedy is the first film pairing of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. He plays a young jockey who deliberately loses a race so his neer-do-well father can pay off his many debts. Afterward the owner of Pookah, the horse he rode, drops dead from heart failure. The poor jockey feels terribly guilty and wants to restore his good reputation. He then asks his father to loan the owner's grandson $1,000 of his winnings so the late owner's grandson can run a different race, but his father refuses. In desperation, the youth steals the money from his father. Unfortunately, he finds out about the theft and reports the lad to the track officials. Fortunately, throughout his ordeal his good buddy Judy sticks by his side. Occasionally she also bursts into song.


Mickey Rooney
as Timmie Donovan
Ronald Sinclair
as Roger Calverton
Judy Garland
as Cricket West
Sophie Tucker
as Mother Ralph
C. Aubrey Smith
as Sir Peter Calverton
Charles D. Brown
as Click Donahue
Frankie Darro
as Dink Reid
Henry Kolker
as Doc Godfrey
Francis X. Bushman
as Race Steward
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Critic Reviews for Thoroughbreds Don't Cry

All Critics (1)

The combo of Judy and Mickey was magical, and makes for an entertaining film despite its many flaws.

August 9, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Thoroughbreds Don't Cry


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.

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