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William Ludwig (screen play)
Vivien R. Bretherton (from the stories by)
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22 July 1938 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mickey Rooney ... Andrew Hardy

Lewis Stone ... Judge James Hardy
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Hardy
Cecilia Parker ... Marian Hardy

Judy Garland ... Betsy

Lana Turner ... Cynthia

Ann Rutherford ... Polly Benedict
Mary Howard ... Mrs. Tompkins
Gene Reynolds ... Jimmy MacMahon
Don Castle ... Dennis Hunt

Betty Ross Clarke ... Aunt Millie

Marie Blake ... Augusta
George P. Breakston ... 'Beezy' (as George Breakston)

Raymond Hatton ... Peter Dugan
Frank Darien ... Bill Collector
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Erville Alderson ... Court Attendant (uncredited)

Rand Brooks ... Young Man on Bandstand (uncredited)
Jules Cowles ... Court Attendant (uncredited)
George Noisom ... Western Union Boy (uncredited)
Jay Ward ... Gene - Young Man at Dance (uncredited)

Directed by
George B. Seitz 
Writing credits
William Ludwig (screen play)

Vivien R. Bretherton (from the stories by)

Aurania Rouverol (based upon the characters created by)

Carey Wilson  uncredited

Produced by
Lou L. Ostrow .... producer (uncredited)
Carey Wilson .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
David Snell (musical score by)
Cinematography by
Lester White (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis (film editor)
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Andre .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Stan Rogers .... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeanne Beakhurst .... wardrobe (as Jeanne)
Music Department
Roger Edens .... vocal arrangements
George Bassman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Howard Dietz .... press representative (uncredited)
Buster Keaton .... gag consultant (uncredited)
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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Australia:G (cable rating) | Finland:K-16 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #4428) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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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 »
Betsy Booth:I sing, you know.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
One of the Greatest Casts Ever Put Together, 29 December 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

*** (out of 4)

Andy (Mickey Rooney) catches a break when girlfriend Polly (Ann Rutherford) must head out of town because this leaves him able to earn $8 for a car he wants to buy. All he has to do is date his best friend's girlfriend (Lana Turner) while he's out of town as he doesn't want her going around with any other boys. Things don't go as planned but at least Andy has his new neighbor (Judy Garland) who just happens to have a few plans of her own. This fourth film in the series is often considered by man to be the best but I'm not certain I'd go that far. If someone is looking for pure laughs there are funnier films in the series but at the same time it's easy to see why this one would get so much attention due to the terrific cast. I guess you could say Andy is the luckiest guy in the world if his biggest problem is dating women like Garland, Turner and Rutherford but that's the major of the film's storyline. There are a few minor subplots dealing with Judge (Lewis Stone) having to take care of the fort when his wife (Fay Holden) leaves to take care of her ill mother. I'm guessing mom was pretty much written out of this one simply because you had so many other characters that needed attention. Apparently this film was shot in just 19 days and was released to theaters less than two months after it was given the green light. It's hard to imagine any movie being written, shot and shown in such a short period of time but I guess you have to give the MGM factory credit for this. Even though I wouldn't name this the best of the series there are still enough good moments to make it a must see. The majority of the charm comes from Rooney and his energy as he tries to get through all these situations while at the same time learning various life lessons. It's hard to imagine anyone else in the role of Andy Hardy as Rooney is pitch perfect for it and he matches well with the three females. He and Rutherford always had that great charm in each film but the real shock was seeing how good he was with Turner. The two really seem to have great chemistry and this comes across during a terrific scene in the woods where they kiss and Rooney lets out a scream of pleasure to which Turner then laughs in hysterics. Garland certainly gets the majority of the screen time and she does a fine job as well. She also gets to sing three songs, which she does a good job with even though none of the songs are all that memorable. It goes without saying but Lewis Stone is at the top of his game as normal. LOVE FINDS ANDY HARDY is certainly a flick that any film buff should see simply because of the great cast. It's hard to think of a film with more young talent but they all deliver the goods and make this an entertaining little gem.

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