Babes in Arms (film)

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Babes in Arms is the 1939 American film version of the 1937 Broadway musical of the same name.wikipedia
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Mickey Rooney

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The film version stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, and features Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee, June Preisser, Grace Hayes and Betty Jaynes.
In 1938, he co-starred in Boys Town. At 19 he was the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in Babes in Arms, and he was awarded a special Academy Juvenile Award in 1939.

Babes in Arms

of the same name
Babes in Arms is the 1939 American film version of the 1937 Broadway musical of the same name.
The film version, released in 1939, starred Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and was directed by Busby Berkeley.

June Preisser

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The film version stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, and features Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee, June Preisser, Grace Hayes and Betty Jaynes.
Her first film, Dancing Co-Ed (1939), provided only a small part, but her next film, Babes in Arms (1939), gave her a significant role opposite Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.

Judy Garland

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The film version stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, and features Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee, June Preisser, Grace Hayes and Betty Jaynes.
They teamed as lead characters for the first time in Babes in Arms, ultimately appearing in five additional films, including Hardy films Andy Hardy Meets Debutante and Life Begins for Andy Hardy.

Rand Brooks

Martha Steele (Margaret Hamilton) and her nephew Jeff Steele (Rand Brooks) from military school complain to Judge Black (Guy Kibbee) about the Vaudeville kids, but he won't take them from their homes.
After Gone With the Wind, he had relatively small parts in other movies including Babes in Arms as Margaret Hamilton's son, then a regular role as Lucky in the Hopalong Cassidy series of westerns in the mid 1940s.

Margaret Hamilton (actress)

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Martha Steele (Margaret Hamilton) and her nephew Jeff Steele (Rand Brooks) from military school complain to Judge Black (Guy Kibbee) about the Vaudeville kids, but he won't take them from their homes.
A few months after filming Oz, she appeared in Babes in Arms (1939) as Jeff Steele's mother, Martha, a society do-gooder who made it her goal to send the gang of child actors, led by Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, to a work farm.

Charles Winninger

The film version stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, and features Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee, June Preisser, Grace Hayes and Betty Jaynes.
Babes in Arms (1939)

Ann Shoemaker

Patsy goes to a theater to see her mother (Ann Shoemaker).
Babes in Arms (1939) - Mrs. Barton

Betty Jaynes (actress)

Betty Jaynes
The film version stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, and features Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee, June Preisser, Grace Hayes and Betty Jaynes.
She appeared as Molly Moran in Babes in Arms in 1939, then in a series of minor parts in seven MGM movies through 1944 including Meet the People, starring Lucille Ball.

Good Morning (1939 song)

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Freed and Nacio Herb Brown wrote a new song for the film, "Good Morning", later made famous in Singin' in the Rain.
"Good Morning" is a song with music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed, written for the 1939 film Babes in Arms and performed by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.

Douglas McPhail

So Mickey proposes the kids put on a show, and Don Brice (Douglas McPhail) sings "Babes in Arms" as they march and make a bonfire.
Babes in Arms (1939)

Arthur Freed

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It was produced by the Arthur Freed unit at the studio.
Babes in Arms (1939)

The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)

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"God's Country", from Hooray for What! by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg – composer and lyricist for The Wizard of Oz – was used for the finale.
Sondergaard said in an interview for a bonus feature on the DVD that she had no regrets about turning down the part, and would go on to play a glamorous villain in Fox's version of Maurice Maeterlinck's The Blue Bird in 1940; Margaret Hamilton played a role remarkably similar to the Wicked Witch in the Judy Garland film Babes in Arms (1939).

Singin' in the Rain

Singing in the rainfilmmovie of the same name
Freed and Nacio Herb Brown wrote a new song for the film, "Good Morning", later made famous in Singin' in the Rain.
"Good Morning" from Babes In Arms (1939)

Academy Award for Best Actor

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The film was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Mickey Rooney, who was 19 at the time, and Best Music, Scoring by Roger Edens and Georgie Stoll.

Academy Award for Best Original Score

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The film was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Mickey Rooney, who was 19 at the time, and Best Music, Scoring by Roger Edens and Georgie Stoll.

Babes on Broadway

The set contains Babes in Arms, Babes on Broadway, Girl Crazy, and Strike Up the Band, as well as a fifth disc containing bonus features on Rooney and Garland.
The film, which features Fay Bainter and Virginia Weidler, was the third in the "Backyard Musical" series about kids who put on their own show, following Babes in Arms (1939) and Strike Up the Band (1940).

I'm Just Wild About Harry

The movie, as well as the musical, included the song "I'm Just Wild About Harry" which was written in 1921 for the Broadway show Shuffle Along, with lyrics by Noble Sissle and music by Eubie Blake.
Judy Garland sang the piece as one of several songs in a minstrel show in the M-G-M musical Babes in Arms (1939).

Georgie Stoll

George Stoll
The film was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Mickey Rooney, who was 19 at the time, and Best Music, Scoring by Roger Edens and Georgie Stoll.
In 1937, he joined the MGM music department and was the musical director (frequently conductor too) for titles such as Honolulu, Ice Follies of 1939 and the Rooney-Garland hit Babes in Arms.

Ray June

His best-known films are Babes in Arms and Funny Face.

Frank Sullivan (film editor)

Frank Sullivan
He worked as an editor on such films as Fury (1936), Babes in Arms (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), and Woman of the Year (1942).

Roger Edens

The film was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Mickey Rooney, who was 19 at the time, and Best Music, Scoring by Roger Edens and Georgie Stoll.
Academy Award for Best Score (nominated) 1939: Babes in Arms (film) (w. Georgie Stoll)