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Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 22 July 1938 (USA)
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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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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"Bei Mir Bist du Schon" (music by Sholom Secunda, English lyrics by Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin, sung by Judy Garland, was prerecorded but not filmed. Judy had performed the novelty number in her on-stage appearance at Loew's State Theatre in Manhattan during March 1938. The prerecording is heard on the Rhino CD, "Judy Garland: Collectors' Gems from the M-G-M Films." See more »

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Betsy Booth: I sing, you know.
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Featured in Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958) See more »

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In Between
(1938)
Words and Music by Roger Edens
Copyright 1938 by Leo Feist, Inc.
Performed by Judy Garland (uncredited)
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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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