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 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.
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 »
Mr. and Mrs. Valduzzi come to see Judge James Hardy for advice on how to prevent the loss of their home. He senses the aged Italian immigrant couple has a grown daughter who is ashamed of her parents and has not kept in contact with them. Failing to locate her himself, he offers money to his teenage son, Andy, if he can locate her. Andy has been having his usual problems with his car and girlfriends and eagerly accepts the challenge, since he needs the money. At the same time he plans on getting some girl to enter a school essay contest and split the $50 winning prize money with her. Since he supposes that a daughter of the daughter might have Valduzzi as a middle name, he sees three high school girls, Euphrasia V. Clark, Clarabelle V. Lee and Elvee Horton, in the hope that one of them may be the right one. Not only do they all reject Andy's unethical proposal about the essay, but Euphrasia blackmails him into taking her to the Fourth-of-July fireworks show, which causes him more ...Written by
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This film's initial telecast took place in Los Angeles Sunday 2 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Seattle 15 June 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Chicago 13 July 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Portland OR 8 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Honolulu 5 October 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Baltimore 27 October 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Hartford CT 1 November 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Philadelphia 26 November 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) , in New Haven CT 10 December 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in San Antonio 21 December 1957 on WOAI (Channel 4), in Altoona PA 27 December 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), and in San Francisco 16 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). It finally found its way to New York City 22 February 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
Must be nice and cool over there on your front porch. Maybe you could dig up some of those raisin cookies.
Raisin cookies, is your stomach all you men think of?
Well my dad said today if a woman couldn't cook her husband had a right to beat her up.
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"Lots of domestic strife would never reach the courts if wives were better cooks."
Eighth entry in the Hardy series has the Judge (Lewis Stone) assigning Andy to help locate the daughter of an immigrant couple in danger of losing their home. Meanwhile Andy is having his usual girl and money troubles that will inevitably lead to one of the patented man-to-man talks with his dad. In the middle of all of this, the movie takes a somber turn as Mrs. Hardy comes down with pneumonia and battles for her life.
Not one of the stronger Hardy films but still enjoyable. The mother illness subplot that takes over the middle is out of place with the rest of the movie. It feels very much like they needed something dramatic so they threw that in there. Still, the Hardy series was always top quality so they manage to make it all fit together as best they can. The cast of regulars is terrific, as usual. Always love seeing Ann Rutherford's adorable Polly Benedict. Henry Hull has a bit part as a doctor and Maria Ouspenskaya a small role as part of the immigrant couple that sets the story into motion. But the scene stealer of the movie has to be June Preisser as Euphrasia 'Phrasie Daisy' Clark, her first of two Andy Hardy appearances. I defy anybody to suppress a smile when she says "Phrasie Daisy loves Andy Pandy."
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