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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Patricia Breslin ...
Jane Hardy
Fay Holden ...
Cecilia Parker ...
Sara Haden ...
Joey Forman ...
Jerry Colonna ...
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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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1 June 1959 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A Volta de Andy Hardy  »

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$313,000 (estimated)
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Lewis Stone is reported as appearing in archive footage. 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 »

Quotes

Jimmy 'Jim': Gang, this is my uncle Andy.
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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 »

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Follows You're Only Young Once (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Lazy Summer Night
(1958)
Music and Lyrics by Harold Spina and Mickey Rooney
Played on a record and sung by an unidentified group at Beezy's party
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Not to Be Continued
26 April 2015 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

The town of Carvel is happy when lawyer Mickey Rooney (as Andrew "Andy" Hardy) comes home from Santa Monica, California. Andy is in town to secure land for an aircraft factory. All goes well until the greedy landowner ups his price. Andy's old friend Joey Forman (as Baker "Beez" Anderson) helps out, but the town is divided over the prospect of a factory being built in Carvel. It's good to see series semi-regular George P. Breakston's "Beezy" character receive a big part of the story, but the actor doesn't appear in the role. However, Mr. Forman fills his shoes well. Hardy family members returning are mother Fay Holden (as Emily), big sister Cecilia Parker (as Marian) and aunt Sara Haden (as Mildred "Milly" Forrest)...

It's nice to see "Judge Hardy's Family" more than ten years after they last appeared in "Love Laughs at Andy Hardy" (1946). Judge Hardy, the family patriarch previously played by Lewis Stone, appears only in a portrait. The actor passed away in 1953 and it was wise of MGM not to re-cast the role. This was clearly an attempt to re-start the Hardy family series, with Mr. Rooney assuming his father's job...

Joining the Hardy family are pretty Patricia Breslin (as Jane, his wife), real-life preteen son Teddy Rooney (as Andy Jr.) and cute preteen daughter Gina Gillespie (as Cricket). Tall and handsome Johnny Weissmuller Jr. plays Andy's typically teenage nephew (he's Marian's son, not Jane's). This was the first screen appearance for young Weissmuller, who was obviously the son of the "Tarzan" and "Jungle Jim" actor. Showing good judgment, MGM did not continue the Hardy movie series, which seemed better suited for 1950s television, anyway. Perhaps appropriately, the characters next appeared in an early 1960s TV series pilot, with Jimmy Hawkins as young Andy. Alas, the situation comedy stalled and the Hardys were history.

**** Andy Hardy Comes Home (12/22/58) Howard W. Koch ~ Mickey Rooney, Joey Forman, Patricia Breslin, Vaughn Taylor


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