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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.

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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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Followed by Judge Hardy's Children (1938) See more »

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You're Only Young Once
Music and Lyrics by David Snell
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You're Only Young Once marked a more light-hearted Hardy family adventure after the more serious previous one
1 June 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this, the second of the Hardy family series. While Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, and Sara Haden return from A Family Affair, Lewis Stone and Sara Holden take over from Lionel Barrymore and Spring Byington, respectively. Some loose ends are tied from the previous film but the bulk takes place on Catalina Island for a family vacation. Both Andy and Marian meet someone they fall for despite both having someone else they're pining for. By the way, Andy's home girlfriend Polly, played previously by Margaret Marquis, is now played here by Ann Rutherford. She's certainly better-looking than her predecessor, that's for sure! This one's more light-hearted than it's predecessor, a tone that remains for most of the series' run. The fact that this was basically a series entry is driven home by the fact that after "The End" shows on screen, Lewis Stone then comes back on screen and tells us to expect more adventures of his family again soon! I'll certainly be coming back for more so watch this space under my username for further reviews of more Hardy family adventures...


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