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 »
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 »
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 »
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
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.
Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. When his play is chosen as the school's annual production, Andy seizes the opportunity to spend as much time as possible with his pretty teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation.Written by
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This film received its initial television presentation in Los Angeles Thursday 25 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Miami 7 May 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Memphbis 18 May 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 8 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 15 June 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Chicago, Honolulu and Altoona PA 22 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), on KHVH (Channel 13), and on WFBG (Channel 10), in Binghamton NY 29 June 1957 on WNBH (Channel 12), in Hartford CT 1 July 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Portland OR 1 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Tampa 12 September 1957 on WFLA (Channel 8), in Phoenix 22 September 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Baltimore 29 September 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), and, eventually in San Francisco 9 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), in Seattle 12 July 1958 on KING (Channel 5), and, finally, in New York City, where its earliest documented telecast took place 1 April 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
You know a man isn't altogether to blame when he finds he's developing into a sensitive type.
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This was my first look at Mickey Rooney''s "Andy Hardy" and it turned out to be best of the four Hardy films I have viewed. This one is the sixth installment of this series, and this is one time I agree with the critics who label this as one of the best, if not the best, in the series.
Rooney looked a tiny bit old to be playing a high school junior, but I guess with his boyish looks and short stature, filmmakers thought he could get away with it.
The appeal of this movie is the old-fashioned goodness and innocence of the time period. You certainly don't see characters portrayed like this in movies anymore. Yes, everyone here has flaws but all of them are still nice people who pull for each other. It's also refreshing to see a father and his son confide in each other. Lewis Stone makes for a good father (and judge) figure. This is certainly different from modern Hollywood which usually portrays Dad as no good.
The teacher whom Andy falls for is played by someone whom I am not familiar with, but was very impressed with: Helen Gilbert. She is another of these nice, pretty and wholesome people with has a wonderful way about her. She is the kind of strong moralled woman seen in nice movies of the 1930s and 1940s.
Yeah, it's a lightweight piece of fluff but it's so refreshingly innocent and different from today most stuff seen on film - in any era, frankly - that I recommend you give it look if this sort of thing appeals to you. I don't promise a memorable, exciting or profound film.....just an hour or two of going back in time and feeling good about people.
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