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Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946)

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

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Poor Andy, all he wants to do is get to town and continue to woo his girl and ask her hand in marriage. Andrew "Andy" Hardy met his sweetheart Kay Wilson in college, but has since served in the military and is now being discharged. Getting back to Kay may be the hardest thing of them all to accomplish. He arrives in town alright, but things start to go awry from there. Question is, will he succeed? Written by SindyMac

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16 January 1947 (USA)  »

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Uncle Andy Hardy  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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| (2005 DVD release)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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

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Follows Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940) See more »

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Dance a Polka Hand-in-Hand (Jesusita en Chihuahua)
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Music by Quirino Mendoza (uncredited)
Writer of English and Spanish lyrics unknown
Sung by Lina Romay in Spanish and English at the country club
New Year's Eve party
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Reasonably well made but Andy and the series are looking a bit old.
30 July 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Mickey Rooney made about a dozen and a half Andy Hardy films--and this is among the very last. Because of this, it's certainly far from original and lacks the energy of the earlier entries. It's also oddly depressing at times.

This installment finds Andy returning home from the war...and it was sure swell. However, instead of dealing with PTSD or the looming threat of international communism, Andy is in a daze--obsessed with his latest love, Kay Wilson (Bonita Granville). His plan is to go off to college using the GI Bill and marry Kay the co-ed. However, soon his plans fall apart, as it turns out that Kay has other plans. Additionally, although he goes to school, oddly, you never see him attend any classes! By the end, the audience is feeling a bit uneasy about his pain as well as a sense of déjà vu, as Andy is ALWAYS having girl trouble.

Aside from a cute side story about Andy dating a gigantic lady, the film has little in the way of interesting content or originality. It's clearly a film for the die-hard Hardy groupies and is reasonably entertaining but nothing more. And, incidentally, it's in the public domain and may be copied and viewed for free following the links on IMDb...though I wouldn't necessarily rush to do this.


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