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A Family Affair (1937)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  12 March 1937 (USA)
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The first in the series, and the only movie to feature older sister Joan. Lionel Barrymore and Spring Byington portrayed Judge and Mom Hardy; roles later taken on by Lewis Stone and Fay Holden.

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In this is the entry into the Andy Hardy series about a small town depression era family, Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful men in town are upset with his decisions and want to see him impeached; his daughters, Joan and Marion, have romantic problems; and his son, Andy discovers Polly Benedict. As usual, Judge Hardy is concerned with everyone in the family and lends wisdom and calmness to all. Written by SM <smortens@ix.netcom.com>

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12 March 1937 (USA)  »

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Skidding  »

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$190,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Reunites most of the cast from Ah, Wilderness! (1935), which was a sleeper hit for MGM two years prior. See more »

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Followed by Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941) See more »

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Excellent start of Mickey Rooney's Career
14 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a excellent start to the film career of Mickey Rooney. His talents here shows that a long career is ahead for him. The car and truck chase is exciting for the 1937 era. This start of the Andy Hardy series is an American treasure in my book. Spring Byington performance is excellent as usual. Please Mr Rooney or owners of the film rights, take a chance and get this produced on DVD. I think it would be a winner.


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