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 ...
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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 »
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 »
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
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 English exam.Written by
This film's first telecast took place in Los Angeles Thursday 4 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Memphis 31 May 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13), in Honolulu 13 July 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Chicago 3 August 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Philadelphia 10 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Portland OR 22 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Hartford CT 12 September 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Phoenix 28 September 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Altoona PA 19 October 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Binghamton NY 31 October 1957 on WNBF (Channel 12), in Baltimore 3 November 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Windsor ON (serving Detroit) 24 November 1957 on CKLW (Channel 9), in New Haven CT 21 January 1958 on WNHC (Channel 8), and in in San Francisco 20 April 1958 on KGO (Channel 7); Andy and his Secretary finally made it to New York City 31 August 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
In the final scene where Judge Hardy raises the roof on Andy's convertible and
crushes his top hat, there are a couple of goofs. First, the button he pushes
to raise the roof is to the right of the driver yet just a few minutes earlier, in an identical car, Andy pushed a button to raise the roof and it was on the left. Second, the top hat Judge Hardy is wearing is shiny and new. But after it's flattened, it's replaced by an old beat-up version that is noticeably different. Obviously rather than damage a good top hat, they simply switched the hats between takes. See more »
Going without a car is like going without knives and forks. It's like eating raw meat with your fingers!
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"You'll find out that five dollars worth of last year's troubles are never as serious as ten cents worth of today's."
It's time for Andy Hardy to graduate high school in this tenth entry in the wonderful MGM Hardy family series. In this one, big-headed Andy (Mickey Rooney) is so busy planning the graduation festivities that he neglects his studies and fails a big test, putting him in danger of not graduating. Enter his new friends Kathryn and Harry Land (Kathryn Grayson, Todd Karns) and good ol' Polly Benedict (Ann Rutherford) to help him pass the big test to graduate. In addition to this drama, Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone) try to help out Kathryn's dad (Ian Hunter), an international travel agent struggling to find work in small town Carvel. But Andy causes problems here, too.
Mickey Rooney and Lewis Stone are both in top form, as is the ever-adorable Ann Rutherford. For many fans of the Hardy series, this is one of the least liked entries. It's a long one (101 minutes) that juggles several different elements when it probably should have stuck to just a couple. It was also meant as a showcase for cute Kathryn Grayson, who makes her film debut here. There's the expected opera singing from her, if that floats your boat. She's the secretary of the film's title, by the way. Ian Hunter and Todd Karns both do great work as her father and brother. The problem is there's just a little too much focus on these guest stars. Fay Holden (Mrs. Hardy) gets only a few scenes and Cecilia Parker (sister Marian) is totally absent. Sara Haden's Aunt Milly does get a little more to do than usual, however, as she figures into the plot about Andy's flunking in a slightly contrived way. Still, despite some flaws, I happen to enjoy this one. The scene where Judge Hardy is driving Andy's jalopy is a hoot. I won't spoil it for you but it's one of my favorite scenes from any of the Hardy films. Another memorable scene has Andy dressed up as a Greek god in the graduation play he was putting on.
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