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Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics - And Other Things (1940)

Approved | | Short | 1940 (USA)
Judge Hardy teaches his son Andy a lesson about charity while used car shopping.

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writer:

Carey Wilson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... Andy Hardy
Lewis Stone ... Judge Hardy
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Storyline

Andy wants to buy a new car so he goes into the judge's home office where his father is about to write a $200 check to charity. He asks his dad for the $200 and they go used car shopping. Andy drives four cars with his dad as the passenger. The first car is $200, the second is $150 the third is $100 and the last is $50. Four stops, one with each car are made: a day nursery, all nations community house, an orthopedic hospital and then a woman's home. Andy's dad finally lends him $10 to fix up his old car which he decides to give to charity as Andy has learned his lesson. Written by <bratcher@worldnet.att.net>

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Crazy Credits

The following message appears on screen at the end of this short film: "Dear Public: YOUR community chest money will keep open the doors of EIGHTY-EIGHT different institutions. It is our MOBILIZATION FOR HUMAN NEEDS! What are YOU waiting for? GIVE! - Andy Hardy" See more »

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The Wedding March
(uncredited)
(from "Lohengrin")
Music by Richard Wagner
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Decent
2 December 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Andy Hardy's Dilemma (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Andy (Mickey Rooney) wrecks his car so he asks the Judge (Lewis Stone) for two-hundred bucks so that he can get a new one. The Judge was planning on donating that money to charity so he must convince Andy that needy people need the money more. This is a fairly good education film that was clearly meant to teach rich people that the poor need help. I think the film started to lose its power at the half way point because it drops the comedy and goes for more over the top melodrama. The first part of the film does a good job at mixing comedy in with the serious nature of the topic with Rooney and Stone working great together.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1940 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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