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 Hardy is about to graduate from high school and thinks he's pretty big stuff, so he hires a secretary, Kathryn Land. Kathryn and Polly Benedict, Andy's girlfriend, help him pass his ... See full summary »
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 ... See full summary »
George B. Seitz
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
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 »
"I thought this was a free country. Do I have to be educated at my own expense?"
Fans of the Andy Hardy movies will want to see this interesting short about giving to charity. The set-up has Judge Hardy about to donate to the Community Chest but Andy thinks it'd be a better idea to spend the money on buying him a new car. Charity begins at home, as they say. Well the Judge decides to show Andy firsthand how there are people out there with bigger problems than needing a new hotrod to pick up girls. It's always fun to see Mickey Rooney and Lewis Stone playing these roles. They had a great old-school father & son dynamic that we don't see much anymore. If a father in movies or television today is shown to be anything other than a deadbeat dad or a child molester, it's a miracle. If you do come across one that isn't an awful human being, he still isn't allowed to give lectures or teach his children anything, lest he be called judgmental or preachy. Anyway, the purpose of this short was to encourage people to give more to charities to help the poor and unfortunate. Yes, there are amusingly dated elements ("In a midget washroom, everything is midget."). It's very easy to be cynical about these things today and mock them. But it's an earnest, well-meaning short that tugs at the heartstrings while also providing a little humor. Those interested in the past, as well as those who enjoy the Hardy films, will surely find some value in it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this