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You're Only Young Once (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 10 December 1937 (USA)
On vacation with his family on California's Catalina Island, Andy Hardy falls head over swim fins for a sophisticated young beauty. Judge Hardy warns his son that she is too fast for him.

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writers:

Kay Van Riper (original screenplay), Aurania Rouverol (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lewis Stone ... Judge James K. Hardy
Cecilia Parker ... Marian Hardy
Mickey Rooney ... Andy Hardy
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Emily Hardy
Frank Craven ... Frank Redmond (Carvel Newspaper Owner)
Ann Rutherford ... Polly Benedict
Eleanor Lynn ... Geraldine 'Jerry' Lane
Ted Pearson ... Bill Rand
Sara Haden ... Aunt Milly Forrest
Charles Judels ... Capt. Swenson of the Shorty II
Selmer Jackson ... Hoyt Wells
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Storyline

On vacation with his family on California's Catalina Island, Andy Hardy falls head over swim fins for a sophisticated young beauty. Judge Hardy warns his son that she is too fast for him.

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Taglines:

RELAX!...GROW YOUNG AGAIN!...WITH THIS HARDY ADVENTEROUS FAMILY...WHEN THEY LAUGH YOU'' ROAR! (original print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Palace Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - Feb. 2, 1938) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film's initial telecast took place in Philadelphia Saturday 13 April 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Seattle 2 May 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by Memphis 24 May 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), by New Haven CT 26 May 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), by Altoona PA 7 June 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Chicago 8 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Los Angeles 27 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), by Phoenix 11 August 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), by San Francisco 16 March 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, by New York City 26 November 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Connections

Followed by Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Avalon
(uncredited)
Music and lyrics by Al Jolson and Vincent Rose (1920)
Played as background during the stay in Avalon, Santa Catalina Island
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"I sentence you to thirty days of going to bed at six o'clock."
18 April 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone) takes his family on vacation to Catalina Island where his kids have romantic troubles. Andy's fallen for a more experienced girl (Eleanor Lynn) and Marian's gotten involved with a married lifeguard. Looks like it's time for some of those patented Judge Hardy talks (a series staple). There's also a plot continuing from the last film that sees the Hardys in danger of losing everything. This series had pretty good continuity for the time and was good about tying the events of one film into the next.

The cast is excellent, with Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, and the adorable Ann Rutherford joining the series in this sophomore entry. Eleanor Lynn is a pretty and lively bad influence on poor Andy. A fine movie in a terrific series with healthy doses of comedy along with the drama. There's a touching scene late in the film where Fay Holden talks about the loss of their first child on the same night she was born. A beautiful scene that exemplifies the kind of heartfelt drama this series did so well.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You're Only Young Once See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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