6.8/10
263
9 user 4 critic

You're Only Young Once (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 10 December 1937 (USA)
On vacation with his family on California's Catalina Island, Andy Hardy falls head over swim fins for a sophisticated young beauty. Judge Hardy warns his son that she is too fast for him.

Director:

Writers:

(characters),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Amazon Video

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The first in the series, and the only movie to feature older sister Joan. Lionel Barrymore and Spring Byington portrayed Judge and Mom Hardy; roles later taken on by Lewis Stone and Fay Holden.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Cecilia Parker, Eric Linden
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Judge Hardy takes a business trip to Washington, DC, where Andy promptly falls for the French ambassador's daughter.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Judge Hardy goes to his friend's Arizona ranch to help her in a legal dispute, and he takes his family with him.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

While Judge Hardy handles a couple's divorce, Andy takes a shine to their shy daughter.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

With his high school graduation behind him, Andy Hardy decides that as an adult, it's time to start living his life. Judge Hardy had hoped that his son would go to college and study law, ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Andy is going to Wainwright College as did his father. He sees a pretty blonde on the train and he is alternately winked at or slapped every time he sees her. Andy is clueless. On the train... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sixth of the Judge Hardy series. Judge James K. Hardy is brought the fabulous news from attorney George Irving, that he could be the heir to 2 million dollars. In order to claim the ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Judge Hardy, trying to find a relative of an aged couple to prevent them from losing their home, enlists the aid of his son Andy.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Andy Hardy is about to graduate from high school and thinks he's pretty big stuff, so he hires a secretary, Kathryn Land. Kathryn and Polly Benedict, Andy's girlfriend, help him pass his ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Andy Hardy, now a grown man with a wife and children, returns to his hometown on a business trip and finds himself getting mixed up in local politics.

Director: Howard W. Koch
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Patricia Breslin, Fay Holden
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Cecilia Parker ...
...
Fay Holden ...
Frank Craven ...
Frank Redmond (Carvel Newspaper Owner)
...
Eleanor Lynn ...
Geraldine 'Jerry' Lane
Ted Pearson ...
Bill Rand
Sara Haden ...
Charles Judels ...
...
Hoyt Wells
Edit

Storyline

On vacation with his family on California's Catalina Island, Andy Hardy falls head over swim fins for a sophisticated young beauty. Judge Hardy warns his son that she is too fast for him.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"I'M 17! I'M NO BABY, DAD!" (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 December 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Andy Hardy på vift  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The second of sixteen Andy Hardy films starring Mickey Rooney. The first film that Lewis Stone played Judge Hardy. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Only Young Once
Music and Lyrics by David Snell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Lucky Strike for Lewis Stone
24 June 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Following the success of "A Family Affair" (1937), MGM continues "The Hardy Family" in earnest. This second of the long-running series makes some important changes in the family. Most notably, the role of judge father is taken over by Lewis Stone (as James K. Hardy), who decides to take his small-town family to California's Catalina Island for a summer vacation. He wants to catch swordfish. Pretty blonde daughter Cecilia Parker (as Marian Hardy), energetic son Mickey Rooney (as Andrew "Andy" Hardy), supportive wife Fay Holden (as Emily) and aunt Sara Haden (as Milly Forrest) round out the family...

The children find "romance" with significantly more "experienced" partners. Fast lifeguard Ted Pearson (as Bill Rand) begins to date Ms. Parker. He's married. And, mature-looking teenager Eleanor Lynn (as Geraldine "Jerry" Lane) begins smooching young Rooney. She smokes and shares liquor. Good parenting skills from Judge Hardy come in handy when the children's romances become more serious. Lastly, Mr. Stone faces an unexpected crisis. A valuable addition to the "Hardy" series, Stone is a great strength. It ends with Stone inviting viewers to watch for "Judge Hardy's Children" (1938).

***** You're Only Young Once (12/10/37) George B. Seitz ~ Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this the episode... Picasner
More families today could use a Judge Hardy type dad romar289
Discuss You're Only Young Once (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?