This box-office smash saw Garland and Rooney together on screen for the last time.
Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Gil Stratton, June Allyson
USA 1943. 99min
Marking the final collaboration between Garland and Rooney, this Hollywood adaptation of the Broadway smash musical boasts some of Gershwin’s finest songs and sees one of Garland’s most energetic screen performances. Though she clashed with original director Busby Berkeley over his demanding direction, there’s no doubt that his athletically choreographed ‘I Got Rhythm’ (as performed by Garland) is movie magic.