Roy Hemming
April 15, 1994 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Listen, Darling

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Wide Release Date
10/21/38
performer
Freddie Bartholomew, Judy Garland
director
Edwin L. Marin
author
Anne Morrison Chapin, Elaine Ryan
genre
Romance, Comedy, musical

We gave it a B-

”I’m gonna be a great singer-and a great actress, too!” Judy Garland says in her opening scene in Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry. At 15, she was already well on her way, as is clear from the two rarely seen, modestly budgeted programmers in this double-feature set. The first, her initial teaming with Rooney, is a lively racetrack saga. The second is a breezily sentimental trifle about a widow and her kids that she made during The Wizard of Oz’s production delays. As a bonus, a supplementary audio track offers alternate takes of all of Listen, Darling’s songs plus one number (”Sun Showers”) cut from the final film. Both movies: B-

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