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Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Romance | 5 July 1940 (USA)
Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Judge Hardy
... Andy Hardy
... Marian Hardy
... Mrs. Hardy
... Betsy Booth
... Polly Benedict
... Daphne Fowler
... 'Beezy' (as George Breakston)
... Aunt Milly
... Mr. Benedict
... Underwood
... Mr. Carrillo
Clyde Willson ... Francis
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Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Look Out Broadway - Here Comes Mickey!

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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5 July 1940 (USA)  »

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André Hardy va dans le monde  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Bud's Won't Bud" (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg), sung by Judy Garland, was prerecorded, possibly filmed but not used in the release print. For years, only a partial prerecording was thought to remain until the full recording was discovered and released in 2006 on Rhino's "That's Entertainment", CD box set. The tune, intended for 'Hannah Williams (I)' to sing in the 1937 Broadway musical "Hooray for What!" had been dropped out of town. Finally, in the Jeanette MacDonald vehicle Cairo (1942), "Buds Won't Bud" was presented on-screen, sung by Ethel Waters. See more »

Quotes

Doorman: Good afternoon, Miss Booth! Lovely day isn't it?
Betsy Booth: Kid stuff.
Elevator Boy: Good afternoon, Miss Booth! How are you today?
Betsy Booth: I'll never know.
Betsy's Maid: Good afternoon! There's some mail on the drawing room table.
Betsy Booth: Very interesting
[sigh]
Betsy Booth: for tourists.
Betsy's Butler: Good aftenoon, Miss! Will there be anyone for dinner, Miss Booth?
Betsy Booth: I expect to live and die a bachelor.
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Follows Judge Hardy and Son (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Nobody's Baby
Written by Benny Davis, Milton Ager and Lester Santley
Sung by Judy Garland at the party
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Judy incandescent!
26 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

The Judy Garland many venerate today is the post-Plaza Theater (c.1951) Judy --damaged, pill-popping, alcoholic, overweight--the inspiration for female-impersonators everywhere because of her unique way of pouring out a broken heart in song while living life on the brink as Liza's mother. But the real Judy, the Judy who won America's heart back in the late 1930s is this incandescent teenager, eighteen years old at the time of this film. Those who find the later Judy's manner of acting and singing over-the-top, a bit vulgar, should listen here to the sheer beauty and purity of her soprano voice, her flawless enunciation and phrasing, her feeling for jazz, her utter simplicity. What's more she was a superb actress; witness the scene in the Central Park hansom cab with Mickey, so touchingly real and affecting. It is said that Stella Adler, who was to become Marlon Brando's teacher, but working for Arthur Freed at MGM at that time, was a great supporter of her amazing talent; perhaps Stella coached her acting. The story of this film is typically silly and dated but Judy and Mickey together are as always wonderful!


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