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Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958)

Approved | | Comedy | 1 June 1959 (Sweden)
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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Jane Hardy
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Doc
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Thomas Chandler
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Mayor Benson
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Jack Bailey
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Cricket Hardy
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Chuck
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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)  »

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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 »

Quotes

Townsman: A factory always brings with it a lot of undesirable people such as transients and floaters and the like.
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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 »

Connections

Follows Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) 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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A gloomy postscript to a great series
17 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In his autobiography, Mickey Rooney indicated he had high hopes for this movie but really hated what it turned out to be. He didn't say why, but I have to agree with his sentiments. It's a downer.

The Andy Hardy films of the '30s and '40s had an abundance of humor, or at least good humor. And a lot of the magic was the town of Carvel itself. It was an earlier version of TV's Mayberry -- a gentle, peaceful place that anyone would love to call home. In this movie, however, Carvel is a gloomy little backwater, left behind by postwar prosperity. You can't blame Andy for wanting to rescue it, even if his plan for accomplishing that is dubious.

If you're an Andy Hardy fan, you'll want to see this film out of a certain kind of loyalty. But don't expect it to be fun.


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