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Babes in Arms (1939) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Busby Berkeley and produced by Arthur Freed.

Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorMickey RooneyNominated
Best Music - ScoringGeorge E. Stoll, Roger EdensNominated
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Babes in Arms (1939)

on Jul 25, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

The final week of the July Four gets musical with those lovable scamps Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. The third film the two musical dynamos made, Babes in Arms was Warner Bros. biggest moneymaker for the year, beating out the other Judy Garland movie out, a little film called The Wizard of Oz that... Read full article


The Essential Films of 1939: Babes in Arms

By Amanda Garrett on Dec 29, 2014 From Old Hollywood Films

Mickey and Judy put on a show in Babes in Arms. The Director: Busby Berkeley. The Stars: Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Source Material: The Broadway musical Babes in Arms by Richard Rodger and Lorenz Hart. A watchful Mickey Rooney oversees Judy Garland placing her handprints outside... Read full article


Babes in Arms (1939)

By Beatrice on Feb 23, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Babes in Arms Directed by Busby Berkeley Written by Jack McGowan and Kay Van Riper based on the play by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart 1939/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental #140 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die I love both movie musicals and Judy Garland but I couldn... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: BABES IN ARMS (1939)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 20, 2013 From Virtual Virago

The Busby Berkeley musical Babes in Arms (1939) proved an important moment in Mickey Rooney’s career; his role as showbiz hopeful Mickey Moran earned him his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor, in a year when the competition included Clark Gable for Gone with the Wind, Laurence Olivier for ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: BABES IN ARMS (1939)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 20, 2013 From Virtual Virago

The Busby Berkeley musical Babes in Arms (1939) proved an important moment in Mickey Rooney’s career; his role as showbiz hopeful Mickey Moran earned him his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor, in a year when the competition included Clark Gable for Gone with the Wind, Laurence Olivier for ... Read full article


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Although Judy Garland re-created for Decca a contemporary version of the exuberant classic, "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (music and lyrics by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake), the first U.S. release would not appear until 1984 when MCA produced a Garland LP collection called "From the Decca Vaults." This cut was issued again as part of a Judy CD box set entitled "The Complete Decca Masters (Plus)."
The Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart songs "My Funny Valentine", "I Wish I Were in Love Again", "Way Out West", and "Johnny One Note" are songs from the original Broadway musical, but were eventually unused in the final film. "The Lady Is a Tramp" is heard instrumentally several times as the theme for June Preisser's character Rosalie Essex.
"How About You" (uncredited), music by Burton Lane, instrumental background music (lyrics were added at a later date for the film (Babes On Broadway (1941)_).
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