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Directed by Sam Wood
Produced by Harry Rapf
Written by Richard Maibaum
Reginald Owen
Leonard Praskins
Wilhelm Thiele
Starring Wallace Beery
Mickey Rooney
Margaret Hamilton
Music by Edward Ward
Cinematography John F. Seitz
Edited by W. Donn Hayes
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • 1938 (1938)
Running time
89 min.
Country United States
Language English

Stablemates is a 1938 film directed by Sam Wood and starring Wallace Beery and Mickey Rooney.


Wallace Beery plays eternally inebriated ex-veterinarian Tom Terry. An aspiring jockey Mickey (Mickey Rooney) idolizes Tom, who reciprocates by passing along horsemanship advice to the kid. The film's dramatic high point is where Tom, judgement benumbed by years of alcohol abuse, tries to pull himself long enough to perform a delicate operation on Mickey's beloved horse Lady-Q. The film culminates in a big horse race, with Mickey and Tom laying their hopes on the "long shot."


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