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Stablemates (1938)

A washed up, alcoholic Vet and a dreamer stable boy help nurse a sick race horse back to health.

Director:

Sam Wood

Writers:

Richard Maibaum, Reginald Owen (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wallace Beery ... Doc Thomas 'Tom' Terry
Mickey Rooney ... Michael 'Mickey'
Arthur Hohl ... Mr. Gale
Margaret Hamilton ... Beulah Flanders
Minor Watson ... Barney Donovan
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Shepherd
Oscar O'Shea ... Pete Whalen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat West Pat West ... First Railbird (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A washed up, alcoholic Vet and a dreamer stable boy help nurse a sick race horse back to health.

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Taglines:

A Couple Of Mugs You'll Love !

Genres:

Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Compagnons d'infortune See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The big race was actually the entire 1938 $50,000 Hollywood Gold Cup race won by Seabiscuit. See more »

Quotes

Doc Thomas 'Tom' Terry: Shut up! Shut up!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over drawings of horses on a racetrack. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

That's How I Need You
by Joe Goodwin
Sung by Wallace Beery and others at the songfest
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Mickey Rooney and Wallace Beery Tear it Up
24 October 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

This is one film which needs only to be described by its title and the co-stars' names, "'Stablemates' - starring Wallace Beery and Mickey Rooney!" is all you really need to know. Both performers play their regular on-screen personalities; no "acting" stretch is required (or needed). Mr. Rooney is an orphaned teenaged jockey with an ailing racehorse named "Lady Q". Mr. Beery is an alcoholic veterinarian who needs to clean-up. The inevitable happens.

They decide to become father and son, "'til death do us part." But, the relationship is challenged by the bottle and the big race. Rooney gets to show off his trim physique in some shirtless scenes. Marvelous Margaret Hamilton (as Beulah Flanders) has a small, but sweet, supporting role. The industry standard "Quigley Poll" of box office stars had Rooney at #4 and Beery at #12 for the year 1938, and this film was, as Rooney says within, "made to order."

****** Stablemates (10/7/38) Sam Wood ~ Mickey Rooney, Wallace Beery, Margaret Hamilton, Arthur Hohl


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