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

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Wide Release Date
12/03/37
performer
Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, C. Aubrey Smith
director
Alfred E. Green
author
Lawrence Hazard
genre
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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