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Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  22 July 1938 (USA)
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Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his plans to take her to the country club Christmas party. He agrees (for a fee) to pretend... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lewis Stone ...
Judge James Hardy
Fay Holden ...
Mrs. Hardy
Cecilia Parker ...
Judge Hardy's Family
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Betsy
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Cynthia
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Mary Howard ...
Mrs. Tompkins
Gene Reynolds ...
Jimmy MacMahon
Don Castle ...
Dennis Hunt
Betty Ross Clarke ...
Aunt Millie
Marie Blake ...
George P. Breakston ...
'Beezy' (as George Breakston)
Raymond Hatton ...
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Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his plans to take her to the country club Christmas party. He agrees (for a fee) to pretend to be the boyfriend of his buddy Beezy's girl Cynthia to discourage other suitors (Beezy is also leaving for the holidays), but Andy soon finds her too infatuated with him. Meanwhile, Andy's next door neighbor Betsy begins to fall in love with Andy even though she's younger than him. Everything comes to a head at the country club party. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The New Story Of Judge Hardy's Family

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Comedy | Romance

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22 July 1938 (USA)  »

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Love Finds Andy Hardy  »

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Trivia

Shot on a 19-day production schedule with an additional week allotted for Judy Garland's production numbers. Released a mere two months after production wrapped. See more »

Quotes

Betsy Booth: I sing, you know.
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Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

What Do You Know About Love
(1938) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel
Copyright 1938 by Leo Feist Inc.
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A Few Annoyances But Overall Charming As Usual
16 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is very corny in spots, especially with the goofy faces Mickey Rooney makes with the girls. They are so childish they get annoying quickly. However, he stops doing that fairly soon, thankfully.

Even though these Andy Hardy films are sappy, there is a certain charm to them. Of note in this film is a very young Lana Turner and a young Judy Garland, whose songs are so-so in here. She plays an appealing role but is not convincing as a 12-year-old. She looks physically more mature than pre-teen.

Lewis Stone, meanwhile, is perhaps the best character in this film as he was in most movies in this series. I really liked his hear-to-heart talk with Rooney. In an old-fashioned way, it's nice to see a teen with a great rapport with his parents. Some may not believe it, but it DOES happen in some families!!


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