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Babes in Arms

Babes in Arms is a 1937 musical theater production which tells the story of a boy who puts on a show so that he doesn't have to be sent to a work farm. It has as music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart and book by Rodgers and Hart.

Table of contents
1 The songs
2 1937 Broadway production
3 1939 MGM Musical film

The songs

1937 Broadway production

The show opened at the Shubert Theatre on April 14, 1937 and ran for 289 performances.


1939 MGM Musical film

The film version stars Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger and Guy Kibbee.

The movie was written by Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper and Annalee Whitmore (uncredited). It was directed by Busby Berkeley.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Mickey Rooney, who was 19 at the time) and Best Music, Scoring.

Filming of Babes in Arms began on May 12, 1939 and was completed on July 18, 1939. The film premiered on October 13, 1939.