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Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Family, Romance | December 1942 (USA)
College-bound Andy (Mickey Rooney) blurts marriage proposals to his sweetheart Polly (Ann Rutherford) and her pert swimmer friend Sheila (Esther Williams). (Source: Turner Classic Movies + DirecTV guide)

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College-bound Andy (Mickey Rooney) blurts marriage proposals to his sweetheart Polly (Ann Rutherford) and her pert swimmer friend Sheila (Esther Williams). (Source: Turner Classic Movies + DirecTV guide)

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IT'S A ROMANTIC BATTLE-ROYAL! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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December 1942 (USA)  »

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First full length movie of Esther Williams See more »

Goofs

When Andy and Sheila are talking at the pool about the 'giraffe party', right after she says' 'sorry, no soap', there is a cut on Andy's lower lip that wasn't there in the previous shot. See more »

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Mrs. Hardy: Your father's late tonight. You know, he's been acting strange lately. I hope he's not going to have a nervous breakdown.
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Follows A Family Affair (1937) See more »

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Typical Hardy corn given a boost by luscious Esther Williams...
23 November 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

ESTHER WILLIAMS fans will get a kick out of her luscious appearance in one of her early MGM "training" films wherein she gets to show her stuff in and out of a bathing suit. She's delightfully sly (and coy) in her kissing scenes with Andy, proving even then why she was about to become one of MGM's hottest box-office stars. Not only does she look more beautiful than ever, but she shows a distinct flair for light comedy.

As for MICKEY ROONEY, he's the same old Andy--having heart to heart (or man to man) talks with Judge Hardy (LEWIS STONE), getting advice on how to deal with women from big sister (CELIA PARKER), putting up with foolish Polly Benedict (ANN RUTHERFORD) and her schemes to get even with him for jilting her. It's all very silly, cornball and yet entertaining fluff, made worthwhile by the presence of Esther Williams in a key role and such other up and coming personalities as WILLIAM LUNDIGAN and SUSAN PETERS.

The only reason I gave this one a watch is to see how Esther Williams fared in her supporting role. Otherwise, these Hardy stories are really too much to bear sitting through tolerably with the cornball stuff too obvious and sentimental for today's viewing.


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