Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Cecilia Parker ...
Fay Holden ...
Sara Haden ...
William Lundigan ...
Jeff Willis
'Tooky' (as Bobby Blake)
Susan Peters ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Moore ...
Court Clerk (scenes deleted)
Floyd Shackelford ...
Joe (scenes deleted)
Philip Van Zandt ...
Binks' Attorney (scenes deleted)


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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December 1942 (USA)  »

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A Dupla Vida de Andy Hardy  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Andy Hardy's Double Life is worth it mainly for the presence of Esther Williams
12 February 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Before this one, the only previous Andy Hardy movie I'd watched in its entirety was Love Finds Andy Hardy-the first one to feature Judy Garland. The main reason I just watched this one was because since I've just watched most of the Our Gang comedies in chronological order, I had a yen to also watch many of the films outside the series that had at least one member in it as this one has Bobby "Mickey Gubitosi" Blake as a kid with a broken arm named Tooky. There's also some funny scenes involving Esther Williams in her film debut as a practicing psychiatrist who's a friend staying at Andy's on-off girlfriend Polly Benedict's house. Having just seen and liked Ann Rutherford in Whistling in Dixie, I liked her here as well. There are some touching scenes involving some talk between Andy and his father the judge. Mickey Rooney and Lewis Stone have a natural rapport which shouldn't be too surprising since they have been together in this series for so long in so many entries. So on that note, Andy Hardy's Double Life was a worthy entry for me.

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