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Babes in Arms Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee

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Mickey Moran (Rooney), is the child of vaudevillian parents. He and the other performers' children, including Patsy Barton (Garland), are in danger of being sent to a work farm. Moran cooks up a scheme to, yes, put on a show to demonstrate he and his friends don't belong in an institution and in show business. They have just 30 days to convince the judge (Black) and other well-meaning adults with their production. The gang may also take their show on the road - perhaps to Broadway.
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This was based on the musical by Rodgers and Hart. Directed by Busby Berkeley, only without the over-the-top production typically seen in his work.

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Getting ahead in:    -   entertainment world Comedy or Parody about    -   musical Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor How much humor v. drama    -   Lot of humor, but significant serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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