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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

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
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Aunt Millie
Marie Blake ...
George P. Breakston ...
'Beezy' (as George Breakston)
Raymond Hatton ...
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

A Hardy fiút szeretik a lányok  »

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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

Followed by Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Meet The Beat Of My Heart
(1938)
Words and Music by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel
Copyright 1938 by Leo Feist, Inc.
Performed by Judy Garland (uncredited)
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Judy and Mickey are the best pair!
9 August 2004 | by (North East, UK) – See all my reviews

On my trip to America this summer I decided to do I a little shopping. One on the DVD's I bought was Love Finds Andy Hardy, you see I am a big Judy Garland fan and I really wanted to buy as many Judy DVD's as I could afford while I was over there, as they only sell one or two in the UK.

Anyway when I watched this DVD later on I was amazed. I didn't not think it was going to be very good but it was amazing, not only that it was very funny. Judy has three numbers (In Between, It never Rains but What it Pours, Meet the Beat of my heart) which she sings brilliantly. Judy's acting in this film is also very good, and her continuous attempts to impress Andy are a mixture of comedy and sadness.

As for Mickey Rooney, I have never seen him in a film before and he too is also very funny. So with Judy and Mickey you have the perfect pair. I now understand why they did so many pictures together and it is a shame they don't sell more of them on DVD.

Lana Turner and Ann Rutherford also are great comedy stars, acting as posh, spoilt brats.

All in all I think Love finds Andy Hardy is a amazing film and everyone should own a copy of it on DVD or Video!


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