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

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This film's initial telecast in Philadelphia took place Saturday 13 April 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles Sunday 25 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), by San Francisco 16 March 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, by New York City 26 November 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Followed by Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946) See more »

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


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