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Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  1 June 1959 (Sweden)
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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.

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Patricia Breslin ...
Jane Hardy
Fay Holden ...
Cecilia Parker ...
Sara Haden ...
Joey Forman ...
Jerry Colonna ...
Doc
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Thomas Chandler
Frank Ferguson ...
Mayor Benson
William Leslie ...
Jack Bailey
Tom Duggan ...
Councilman Warren
Jeanne Baird ...
Sally Anderson
Gina Gillespie ...
Cricket Hardy
Jimmy Bates ...
Chuck
Teddy Rooney ...
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy Jr.
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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.

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Comedy

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1 June 1959 (Sweden)  »

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A Volta de Andy Hardy  »

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$313,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, when the family gathers outside to meet the townspeople, Chuck comes out of the front door twice. See more »

Crazy Credits

Instead of "The End," this film concludes with a title card saying "To Be Continued." But there were no further Hardy films and no continuation. See more »

Connections

Follows Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Unkwinit
(1958)
Music by Harold Spina and Mickey Rooney
Played on a record at Doc's Malt Shop and danced by the group
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19 December 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Andy Hardy Comes Home is pretty terrible. You know you're old when you can remember having seen an Andy Hardy film in the theater. I saw this with full knowledge of the Andy Hardy lore having seen them on TV. If anything this picture proves what Thomas Wolfe said about not being able to go home again.

However what is so interesting about this film is the default story about Andy Hardy wanting to bring an aircraft plant to Carvel against the objection of most of the town. This was done in the light of the complete faith of the time in favor of "progress". The objections of the towns people now seem eminently reasonable. What seemed to be progress now seems suicidal. The Carvels of this world were destroyed by exactly this type of development. Maybe sometimes the most bland film can be a significant social document over and above its quality as a film. Excruciating as drama or comedy, fascinating as social history.


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