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The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  March 1942 (USA)
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While Judge Hardy handles a couple's divorce, Andy takes a shine to their shy daughter.

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While Judge Hardy handles a couple's divorce, Andy takes a shine to their shy daughter.

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Andy Goes A-Woo-Woo-Wooing . . . And How That Boy Can Woo ! See more »

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O Idílio de Andy Hardy  »

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The twelfth of sixteen Andy Hardy films starring Mickey Rooney. See more »

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Followed by Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958) See more »

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The Judge Fixes Andy Up
5 May 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In The Courtship Of Andy Hardy, Lewis Stone gets Andy to actually help him out with one of his troubling domestic cases. In small town Carvel where everybody knows everybody and everybody's business, I guess this extralegal activity is expected especially from one who takes his obligations of office seriously as Judge Hardy did.

The ongoing battles between divorced parents Harvey Stephens and Frieda Inescourt are having deleterious effect on their daughter Donna Reed. Donna plays a plain Jane sort who doesn't socialize much. As Stone knows the parents he fixes Andy up with Reed. He can do so because Andy's steady girl Ann Rutherford is out of town. That's a running Hardy series gimmick, Polly Benedict goes out of town and Andy gets to play around.

Not all the family problems are with Andy in this film. Cecelia Parker as sister Marian has herself involved with William Lundigan, a decent enough fellow, but with a severe drinking problem. Again the personal and professional roles of Judge Hardy get kind of mixed in this situation as well.

The Courtship Of Andy Hardy is not a bad example of what this series was all about. But were families ever as wholesome as the Hardys?


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