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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.

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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.

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She thought she knew all about love and life...and then her romantic world tumbled about her! Laughs, thrills, heart-throbs...in a drama as warm and moving as "Ah Wilderness!" See more »

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10 December 1937 (USA)  »

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Andy Hardy på vift  »

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

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References A Family Affair (1937) See more »

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Avalon
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Music and lyrics by Al Jolson and Vincent Rose (1920)
Played as background during the stay in Avalon, Santa Catalina Island
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Andy Hardy was the apple of Leo's eye!
5 April 2003 | by (Blue Mountains, Australia) – See all my reviews

I read somewhere that the Andy Hardy movies were the apple of Leo B Mayer's eye. He tested out a number of up and coming starlets in them which is clear from checking the credits of the later movies. This is a 'pilot' of sorts to test out the formula but it's clear immediately that Mickey Rooney was born to play the irrepressible Andy - and Lewis Stone, Judge Hardy. These two have a rapport which would hold the series together throughout - and this became the case offscreen as well, with the two forming a friendship which lasted until Lewis Stone's death. The storyline is totally forgettable but that doesn't matter. What does matter is the Hardy Family; the way they go through life trying to do the right thing.

The one dated aspect of the movie, which may grate on female viewers, is the second-class treatment of the woman-as-housewife. It would take the injection of the one and only Judy Garland to liven things up in the later movies. Even Ann Rutherford had trouble standing up for herself!


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