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Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

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 »

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George B. Seitz

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William Ludwig (screen play), Vivien R. Bretherton (from the stories by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lewis Stone ... Judge James Hardy
Mickey Rooney ... Andrew Hardy
Cecilia Parker ... Marian Hardy
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Hardy
Judy Garland ... Betsy
Lana Turner ... Cynthia
Ann Rutherford ... Polly Benedict
Mary Howard ... Mrs. Tompkins
Gene Reynolds ... Jimmy MacMahon
Don Castle ... Dennis Hunt
Betty Ross Clarke ... Aunt Milly
Marie Blake ... Augusta
George P. Breakston ... 'Beezy' (as George Breakston)
Raymond Hatton ... Peter Dugan
Frank Darien Frank Darien ... Bill Collector
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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 to be the boyfriend of his buddy Beezy's girl Cynthia to discourage other suitors (Beezy is also leaving for the holidays), but Andy soon finds her too infatuated with him. Meanwhile, Andy's next door neighbor Betsy begins to fall in love with Andy even though she's younger than him. Everything comes to a head at the country club party. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The New Story Of Judge Hardy's Family

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ljubezen mladega Hardyja See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The calendar Andy uses to count off the days until Christmas is inaccurate. Christmas Day fell on a Sunday in 1938. Andy's calendar shows Christmas falling on a Thursday. See more »

Quotes

Betsy: I sing, you know.
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Connections

Followed by Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

It Never Rains But What It Pours
(1938)
Words and Music by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel
Copyright 1938 by Leo Feist, Inc.
Performed by Judy Garland (uncredited)
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The best of the entire Andy Hardy series, and that is sure saying a lot!
21 February 2006 | by thirteenthfloorelevatorSee all my reviews

These low budget teen comedies practically carried MGM throughout the 30s and 40s. If they lost money on another movie, they would just invest in another Andy Hardy picture, and they would be guarantee a comfortable return on their investment. Out of all the Hardy films, this comedy of errors in the best. Mickey Rooney is in top shape as the girl crazy Andy Hardy, who winds up with more girls than he can handle. Ann Rutherford, Lana Turner and Judy Garland are all exceptional, and Judy busts out some memorable songs during this movie that will stick in your mind even when the movie is over. This movie is a reflection of more innocent times, the pre-WWII era of the world, where everyone was full of hope and dreams about what lay ahead in the world. Movies like this are rare and the people making contemporary teen comedies would do themselves a favour to watch this movie, amongst other Hardy pics, to see precisely what makes a good comedy. No foul language, no nudity, just a good solid story and great performers to carry it. Not to be missed. Now, I can only hope for an Andy Hardy box set on DVD.


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