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Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics - And Other Things (1940)

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Andy wants to buy a new car so he goes into the judge's home office where his father is about to write a $200 check to charity. He asks his dad for the $200 and they go used car shopping. ... See full summary »

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Andy wants to buy a new car so he goes into the judge's home office where his father is about to write a $200 check to charity. He asks his dad for the $200 and they go used car shopping. Andy drives four cars with his dad as the passenger. The first car is $200, the second is $150 the third is $100 and the last is $50. Four stops, one with each car are made: a day nursery, all nations community house, an orthopedic hospital and then a woman's home. Andy's dad finally lends him $10 to fix up his old car which he decides to give to charity as Andy has learned his lesson. Written by <bratcher@worldnet.att.net>

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2 December 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Andy Hardy's Dilemma (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Andy (Mickey Rooney) wrecks his car so he asks the Judge (Lewis Stone) for two-hundred bucks so that he can get a new one. The Judge was planning on donating that money to charity so he must convince Andy that needy people need the money more. This is a fairly good education film that was clearly meant to teach rich people that the poor need help. I think the film started to lose its power at the half way point because it drops the comedy and goes for more over the top melodrama. The first part of the film does a good job at mixing comedy in with the serious nature of the topic with Rooney and Stone working great together.


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