The New Pictures, Jan. 19, 1942

Babes on Broadway (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). Even in Hollywood, the custom among the males is to grow up first, and then get married. Against-the-grain Mickey Rooney, 21, got married last week to 19-year-old Hollywood Newcomer Ava Gardner. That adulthood is something he has yet to attain as an actor, Babes on Broadway makes uncomfortably plain. Miss Gardner, fresh from easygoing North Carolina, may have a maturing, decelerating effect on her breathless mate; in that case the future may be worth hanging around for.

Babes consumes so much celluloid at such a loud pace that it is...

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