Babes on Broadway

Babes on Broadway

Director: Busby Berkeley Cast: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Richard Quine

DVD (Full Frame)

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Advertised as a sort of sequel to MGM's Babes in Arms (1939), Babes on Broadway reunites the two stars of the earlier film: Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Rooney is the guiding force of a group of young showbiz hopefuls who are trying to make it on Broadway. When things look darkest, he goes into his "Say, kids!" routine, rousing his companions to put on their own show. Highlights include a sequence in which Rooney and Garland go through a series of imitations of past theatrical greats. As cute and perky as Garland is, she has nothing on the "Carmen Miranda" takeoff performed--in full makeup and platform shoes--by the ubiquitous Rooney. Babes on Broadway ends with a typically overproduced production number stage by the film's director, the immortal Busby Berkeley.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2018
UPC: 0888574722579
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 812

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rooney Tommy Williams
Judy Garland Penny Morris
Richard Quine Morion "Hammy" Hammond
Fay Bainter Miss Jones
Virginia Weidler Barbara Jo Conway
Ray McDonald Ray Lambert
Donald Meek Mr. Stone
Alexander Woollcott Himself
Luis Alberni Nicky
James Gleason Thornton Reed
Busby Berkeley Actor
Charles Wagenheim Composer
Dick Baron Butch
Frederick Burton Prof. Morris
Cliff Clark Inspector Moriarty
Emma Dunn Mrs. Williams
Dorothy Morris Pit Astor Girl
Margaret O'Brien Bit Part
William Post Announcer
Anne Rooney Pit Astor Girl
Carl Stockdale Man
Joe Yule Mason, Aide to Reed
Will Lee Waiter
Donna Reed Secretary

Technical Credits
Busby Berkeley Director
George Bassman Score Composer
Roger Edens Songwriter
Fred F. Finklehoffe Screenwriter
Ralph Freed Songwriter
Arthur Freed Producer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Songwriter
Robert Kalloch Costumes/Costume Designer
Burton Lane Score Composer,Songwriter
Harold J. Rome Songwriter
Elaine Ryan Screenwriter
Frederick Y. Smith Editor
George Stoll Musical Direction/Supervision
Lester White Cinematographer

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