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Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)

 -  Comedy | Family | Romance  -  5 July 1940 (USA)
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Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home.

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Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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André Hardy va dans le monde  »

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The ninth of sixteen Andy Hardy films starring Mickey Rooney, the second pairing of Mickey with Judy Garland. See more »

Quotes

Betsy Booth: Well, let's go on inside. Maybe the coffins will cheer you up.
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy: It's a fine world. Back in Carvel there are people waiting to laugh at my funeral. Here in New York they've got coffins to cheer me up.
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Follows You're Only Young Once (1937) See more »

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Alone
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played on a record and sung by Judy Garland
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Judy incandescent!
26 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Judy Garland many venerate today is the post-Plaza Theater (c.1951) Judy --damaged, pill-popping, alcoholic, overweight--the inspiration for female-impersonators everywhere because of her unique way of pouring out a broken heart in song while living life on the brink as Liza's mother. But the real Judy, the Judy who won America's heart back in the late 1930s is this incandescent teenager, eighteen years old at the time of this film. Those who find the later Judy's manner of acting and singing over-the-top, a bit vulgar, should listen here to the sheer beauty and purity of her soprano voice, her flawless enunciation and phrasing, her feeling for jazz, her utter simplicity. What's more she was a superb actress; witness the scene in the Central Park hansom cab with Mickey, so touchingly real and affecting. It is said that Stella Adler, who was to become Marlon Brando's teacher, but working for Arthur Freed at MGM at that time, was a great supporter of her amazing talent; perhaps Stella coached her acting. The story of this film is typically silly and dated but Judy and Mickey together are as always wonderful!


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