Strike Up the Band (1940)

Strike Up the Band poster

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Starring:
 Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney
Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Synopsis: Jimmy Connors (Mickey Rooney) and Mary Holden (Judy Garland) decide to put on a show to raise money for a chance to play with Paul Whiteman.

Cat Burglars (Scene Stealers): One scene begins with Mary in her garden sitting next to some kittens which are drinking from a saucer of milk.

Strike Up the Band - Mary Judy Garland on grass with kittens drinking from saucer

Mary picks up one of the kittens and warns that it’s eating so fast it’s going to get sick. She hugs the kitten as she says this.

Strike Up the Band - Mary Judy Garland picking up tuxedo kitten

Strike Up the Band - Mary Judy Garland picking up tuxedo kitten animated gif

Strike Up the Band - Mary Judy Garland holding tuxedo kitten

Jimmy comes running, leaping over hedges to reach her. As he slides to a halt in front of her, the kitten is completely spooked, burrowing its head in Mary’s chest.

Strike Up the Band - Jimmy Mickey Rooney running up to Mary Judy Garland and scaring tuxedo kitten animated gif

Strike Up the Band - Jimmy Mickey Rooney with Mary Judy Garland holding tuxedo kitten

Strike Up the Band - Jimmy Mickey Rooney with Mary Judy Garland holding tuxedo kitten

Mary and Jimmy then move away from the cats and Mary drops the kitten gently on the ground.

Strike Up the Band - Jimmy Mickey Rooney with Mary Judy Garland and tuxedo kitten

Strike Up the Band - Jimmy Mickey Rooney with Mary Judy Garland dropping tuxedo kitten to ground

Final Mewsings: Kittens are apparently scared of Mickey Rooney.


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