Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful men in town are upset with his decisions and want to see him impeached; his daughters, Joan and Marion, have romantic problems; and ...
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Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his plans to take her to the country club Christmas party. He agrees (for a fee) to pretend... See full summary »
Hoping his son will attend his alma mater, Judge Hardy agrees to let Andy look for work in New York for the summer before committing to start college. In the big city, Andy is confronted with the harsh realities of life and love.
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 »
Sixth of the Judge Hardy series. Judge James K. Hardy is brought the fabulous news from attorney George Irving, that he could be the heir to 2 million dollars. In order to claim the ... See full summary »
Judge Hardy faces problems at work and at home. Powerful men in town are upset with his decisions and want to see him impeached; his daughters, Joan and Marion, have romantic problems; and his son, Andy discovers Polly Benedict. As usual, Judge Hardy is concerned with everyone in the family and lends wisdom and calmness to all.Written by
This film was initially telecast in Norfolk VA Monday 6 April 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3); it first aired in Chicago 1 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Tucson 25 June 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4), in Honolulu 7 September 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Minneapolis 15 September 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Philadelphia 18 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 17 March 1958 on WNHC (Channel 8), in San Francisco 23 March 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), in Portland OR 17 April 1958 on KGW (Channel 8), in Omaha 13 June 1958 on WOW (Channel 6), in Miami 6 September 1958 on WCKT (Channel 7), and in Salt Lake City 9 November 1958 on KTVT (Channel 4). Its earliest airing in New York City did not take place until 10 March 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2), and there is no reliable documentation that it was ever telecast in Los Angeles at this time, although it should have been in KTTV's MGM film library. See more »
First in the wonderful Andy Hardy series from MGM. For those who don't know, this series was as wholesome and American as apple pie. It draws snickers and insults from the "too cool for school" crowd but don't let that put you off of trying these fine films. They were quality dramas with dashes of comedy and lots of heart. The plot to this one has Judge Hardy (Lionel Barrymore) ticking off some businessmen and local politicians over a land deal. So the big shots, including former friends of the judge, band together to try to stop his re-election. There's also a subplot involving the judge's eldest daughter's troubled marriage that intersects with the judge's problems. Meanwhile, son Andy (Mickey Rooney) has the first of many girl problems in this series.
This is the only entry to feature sister Joan. Not sure why she was dropped but the series isn't hurt by it. The roles of Judge Hardy and his wife would be recast in the next film with Lewis Stone and Fay Holden, who would play the roles for the remainder of the series. Once you see them in the parts it will be hard to imagine that anybody else could do the roles justice. Also Mickey Rooney's Andy would become the star of the later films, whereas in the early films (such as this) Judge Hardy is clearly the star. It's a fantastic series that gets its start here in this somewhat atypical but still high quality movie.
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