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Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 21 May 1945 (Sweden)
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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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 Andy meets Kay and Dr. Standish who are both headed for Wainwright. Andy likes Kay, but Dr. Standish also seems to take an interest in her. Things are going well at College with Kay, but the blonde is nice one minute and ignores Andy the next. When Andy finds out that the blonde are identical twins, he tries to help them out with their father but gets caught at their rooming house after midnight. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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MGM Presents The Leap Year Comedy

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Cole Porter's "Easy to Love," partially sung by Lee Wilde, then danced by Lee and Lyn Wilde at Joe's Place, had been intended for an earlier Hardy film. The ballad was set for Judy Garland to sing in Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941), but this song, along with three other Garland vocals, was cut from the film. Judy's prerecording of the Porter classic can be listened to on the Rhino CD, "Judy Garland: Collectors' Gems from the M-G-M Films." See more »

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Follows Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941) See more »

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Easy to Love
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Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sung by Lee Wilde, then danced by Lee and Lyn Wilde at Joe's Place
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Andy Hardy's Movie Trouble
26 April 2015 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

After several movies teasing his admittance, Andy (Mickey Rooney) is finally going to Wainright College. MGM seemed very reluctant to have Andy in the college setting, which was promised several films ago. Here, Andy spends much of his time on the train to college; he had been on the train since December, 1942. All aboard, we meet the Wainright players. The most significant is attractive co-ed Bonita Granville (as Kay Wilson), who will become the girl for Andy. However, she also appears interested in other passenger, much older Wainright dean Herbert Marshall (as Standish). Also on the seemingly endless train ride are beautiful blonde twins Lee and Lyn Wilde (as Lee and Lyn Walker)...

Meanwhile, back in Carvel, Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone) develops tonsillitis...

One of the problems with this movie series was length. These films had little business going over 90 minutes. Many of the weaker entries were over 100 minutes, when MGM should have been aiming for 70 minutes. Not only that, Andy's college life turns out to be a complete bore. "Blonde Trouble" is the a most disappointing episode. As seen previously, Mr. Rooney's lip ailment (possibly a "cold sore") returns for several scenes. He is able to tighten his lip to hide the blister, at times. Make-up, camera angles and re-takes could have solved the problem; obviously, Rooney's star power had diminished. The minor Carvel story involving Mr. Stone and Chinese doctor Keye Luke (as Lee Wong Howe) is commendable.

*** Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (5/4/44) George B Seitz ~ Mickey Rooney, Bonita Granville, Herbert Marshall, Lewis Stone


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