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Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 21 February 1941 (USA)
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 »

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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 English exam. Written by SM <smortens@ix.netcom.com>

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21 February 1941 (USA)  »

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A Secretária de Andy Hardy  »

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Trivia

This film's first telecast took place in Philadelphia Saturday 10 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles Sunday 22 September 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in San Francisco 20 April 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 31 August 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

In the final scene where Judge Hardy raises the roof on Andy's convertible and crushes his top hat, there are a couple of goofs. First, the button he pushes to raise the roof is to the right of the driver yet just a few minutes earlier, in an identical car, Andy pushed a button to raise the roof and it was on the left. Second, the top hat Judge Hardy is wearing is shiny and new. But after it's flattened, it's replaced by an old beat-up version that is noticeably different. Obviously rather than damage a good top hat, they simply switched the hats between takes. See more »

Quotes

Andy Hardy: [looks in the mirror and notices he has lipstick on his cheek] No wonder Polly Benedict called me a bigamist.
Judge Hardy: Bigamist? Isn't that, uh, Polly's lipstick?
Andy Hardy: I'd rather not explain. I'm as innocent as a newborn babe but I don't expect anybody to believe me.
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Connections

Followed by Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hardy Series Theme Music
(uncredited)
Written by David Snell
Played at the start and end of the movie
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Mickey is 21....and finally graduating high school!
19 November 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In this 10th installment of the Andy Hardy series, Andy is class president and he's spending a lot of time with the class secretary, Kathryn (Kathryn Grayson). Naturally, Polly (Ann Rutherford) is jealous, but that's the least of the problems--it seems that Kathryn and her brother are going to be leaving the country just days before their graduation! So, Andy tries to fix things....and totally mucks it up! Additionally, he and the gang work on a school play, his car falls apart while Judge Hardy is driving it and Andy MIGHT not be graduating after all. As far as graduating goes, it IS about time as Mickey Rooney was 21 when he made this film*! If he doesn't graduate soon, he'll soon be collecting social security while still a student! None of it is really the least bit earth-shaking--just the usual family stuff you'll see in an Andy Hardy film. It's generally pleasant and entertaining with one exception. While Kathryn Grayson was lovely and enjoyable in the film, the studio's insistence of having her sing an operatic piece 46 minutes into the film was just dreadful--the same with the song at the 87 minute mark. Some in the audience might have liked it but I suspect most used that time to either take a brief nap or get some popcorn!

*The not graduating angle never made a lot of sense. Andy's supposed to be one of the top kids in his class yet did badly on his final English exam and failed. Odd--especially since Andy thought he was going to get an award for scholarship! Can Andy be this insane?! It just didn't seem realistic.


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