Listen, Darling

Listen, Darling

Director: Edwin L. Marin Cast: Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Astor

DVD (Full Frame)

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Two of MGM's top juvenile stars, Judy Garland and Freddie Bartholomew, team up for the otherwise unremarkable Listen, Darling. The story gets rolling when widowed Dotty Wingate (Mary Astor) decides to remarry for the sake of her children Pinkie (Garland) and Billie (Scotty Beckett). To prevent her mother from making this fateful move, Pinkie and her best pal Buzz (Bartholomew) conspire to "kidnap" Dotty by convincing her to take a cross-country motor trip. En route, the vacationers make the acquaintance of lawyer Richard Thurlow (Walter Pidgeon). Immediately altering her plan, Pinkie decides that Thurlow would make a perfect stepfather, and the rest of the film is devoted to the zany methods implemented by the kids to bring Thurlow and Dottie together. Early in the proceedings, Judy Garland sings "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart," easily the film's most memorable moment.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/19/2012
UPC: 0883316472064
Original Release: 1938
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:15:00
Sales rank: 23,778

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Judy Garland Pinkie Wingate
Freddie Bartholomew Buzz Mitchell
Mary Astor Dottie Wingate
Walter Pidgeon Richard Thurlow
Alan Hale J.J. Slattery
Scotty Beckett Billie Wingate
Barnett Parker Abercrombie
Gene Lockhart Mr. Drubbs
Charles Grapewin Uncle Joe

Technical Credits
Edwin L. Marin Director
Anne Morrison Chapin Screenwriter
Jack Cummings Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Charles Lawton Cinematographer
Elaine Ryan Screenwriter
Blanche Sewell Editor
George Stoll Musical Direction/Supervision
Dolly Tree Costumes/Costume Designer

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