Listen, Darling (1938)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy  |   Release Date - Oct 18, 1938 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Review by Hans J. Wollstein

With an eye on rival Universal's sensational Deanna Durbin, MGM crafted this pleasantly foolish piece of fluff for their own teenage songbird, Judy Garland. But where Durbin did her romantic meddling mainly en coloratura, Garland prefers "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart," "On the Bumpy Road to Love," and "Ten Pins in the Sky." The first mentioned became one of the legend's great favorites and is indeed the main reason for watching Listen, Darling. That, and an early teaming with the delightful Mary Astor. But where, pray tell, was Mickey Rooney?