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The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942)

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

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Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

With his high school graduation behind him, Andy Hardy decides that as an adult, it's time to start living his life. Judge Hardy had hoped that his son would go to college and study law, ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Andy Hardy goes to college after returning from World War II. He is in love with Kay Wilson this time.

Director: Willis Goldbeck
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Sara Haden
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Andy is going to Wainwright College as did his father. He sees a pretty blonde on the train and he is alternately winked at or slapped every time he sees her. Andy is clueless. On the train... See full summary »

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Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Andy Hardy, now a grown man with a wife and children, returns to his hometown on a business trip and finds himself getting mixed up in local politics.

Director: Howard W. Koch
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Patricia Breslin, Fay Holden
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

On vacation with his family on California's Catalina Island, Andy Hardy falls head over swim fins for a sophisticated young beauty. Judge Hardy warns his son that she is too fast for him.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker, Mickey Rooney
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The first in the series, and the only movie to feature older sister Joan. Lionel Barrymore and Spring Byington portrayed Judge and Mom Hardy; roles later taken on by Lewis Stone and Fay Holden.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Cecilia Parker, Eric Linden
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Judge Hardy goes to his friend's Arizona ranch to help her in a legal dispute, and he takes his family with him.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sixth of the Judge Hardy series. Judge James K. Hardy is brought the fabulous news from attorney George Irving, that he could be the heir to 2 million dollars. In order to claim the ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Judge Hardy takes a business trip to Washington, DC, where Andy promptly falls for the French ambassador's daughter.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his plans to take her to the country club Christmas party. He agrees (for a fee) to pretend... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone
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While Judge Hardy handles a couple's divorce, Andy takes a shine to their shy daughter.

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

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Follows Judge Hardy and Son (1939) See more »

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No Order in the Courtship
26 April 2015 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In the beautiful Midwestern town of Carvel, an occasional rough patch surfaces. Presiding over a divorce trial, Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone) is worried about plain teenager Donna Reed (as Melodie Nesbit). Feeling the divorcing couple's daughter may become a delinquent, Judy Hardy persuades son Andy (Mickey Rooney) to date the girl. No boys like the Ms. Reed, so Judge Hardy must use a little wheeler-dealing to get his son interested. Andy, who is working as an auto mechanic while awaiting college, has been picked up for towing a stolen car. Judge Hardy will fix the problem if Andy shows a romantic interest in the unattractive Reed...

Meanwhile, big sister Marian (Cecilia Parker) has returned home, from an extended vacation. She is dating handsome William Lundigan (as Jeff Willis), who folks consider a "wolf" (sexually interested)...

"The Courtship of Andy Hardy" is not an honest title, but there isn't a lot of trust in this story. You're probably wondering why Donna Reed appears as an unattractive teenager awaiting her first date. For a 1940s girl, she seems very attractive. After putting her hair up, she is noticed by Todd Karns (as Harry Land), who returns to Carvel for his second feature film appearance. In real life, Mickey Rooney had just married Ava Gardner, which couldn't have pleased MGM. However. Ms. Gardner fits his character's reputation. Andy attracted some beautiful women. With lines like, "Nature made women's brains lighter than men's," he's formidable.

**** The Courtship of Andy Hardy (3/3/42) George B. Seitz ~ Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Donna Reed, Cecilia Parker


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