Judy blew me away in this film. As far as I’m concerned, it was her best work up until that point (including THE WIZARD OF OZ)! What blasphemy! But just watch her here. The depth of emotion that she’s capable of portraying after so many years of film-making is truly staggering. She’s barely 17 here! What talent.
I flippin love these two together. I think I’ve posted this before but eh. This performance needs to be on tumblr multiple times don’t you think? Here’s Judy and Mickey performing “Good Morning” before Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor performed it in SINGIN IN THE RAIN (1953).
Awesome Musical Couple #4 (not in order of importance!):
Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney
They’re definitely the youngest couple on my list! I mostly love them for their off-screen friendship and not really for their films (‘cause let’s face it: they’re all pretty much the same) BUT I have their 4-musical-film collection and I absolutely adore it. Here’s a scene from BABES IN ARMS (1939) where they perform “Good Morning” beautifully!
Also sing-a-long with them in: LOVE FINDS ANDY HARDY (1938), STRIKE UP THE BAND (1940), BABES ON BROADWAY (1941) and GIRL CRAZY (1943).
This is a blog dedicated to my crazy obsession with musicals! I'll be posting videos, pictures, songs, quotes, and comments spanning the 100 years of musical cinematic genius!
My absolute favorite musicals?
42nd Street (1933)
Top Hat (1935)
Swing Time (1936)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Easter Parade (1948)
On the Town (1949)
Summer Stock (1950)
Singin in the Rain (1952)
The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
High Society (1956)
West Side Story (1961)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Facotry (1971)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)