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A Family Affair (1937)

Passed | | Comedy | 12 March 1937 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writers:

Aurania Rouverol (play), Kay Van Riper
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lionel Barrymore ... Judge James K. Hardy
Cecilia Parker ... Marion Hardy
Eric Linden ... Wayne Trent III
Mickey Rooney ... Andy Hardy
Charley Grapewin ... Frank Redmond
Spring Byington ... Mrs. Emily Hardy
Julie Haydon ... Joan Hardy Martin
Sara Haden ... Aunt Milly Forrest
Allen Vincent ... William Booth 'Bill' Martin
Margaret Marquis ... Polly Benedict
Selmer Jackson ... Hoyt Wells
Harlan Briggs ... Oscar Stubbins
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Storyline

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 SM <smortens@ix.netcom.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skidding See more »

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Budget:

$190,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Followed by Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939) See more »

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Interesting Start to the Hardy Family
19 May 2004 | by grantchSee all my reviews

This was a charming movie which I unfortunately tuned into half way through, shown on Turner Classic Movies in the wee hours on May 19, 2004. I'll look for it again and tape it. I was surprised to see Lionel Barrymore as Judge Hardy. Very creditable performance. Probably he wasn't used again in the resultant series because of his ill health, but I'm just guessing. It was indeed a treat to see pre-December Bride Spring Byngton (how many of you readers can name her co-stars in that sit com?). And who can name the Western series she was featured in some 40 years ago? I digress. Turner has just started Judge Hardy's Children with Lewis Stone taking his rightful place as Judge Hardy. It's 4:32 am and I think I'm hooked on the students of Carvel High. Check out A Family Affair, you'll like it. Ted Turner must own the rights, so how about an Andy Hardy DVD box?


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