College-bound Andy blurts marriage proposals to his sweetheart Polly and her pert swimmer friend Sheila.

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writers:

Agnes Christine Johnston (screenplay), Aurania Rouverol (based upon the characters created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lewis Stone ... Judge Hardy
Mickey Rooney ... Andy Hardy
Cecilia Parker ... Marian Hardy
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Hardy
Ann Rutherford ... Polly Benedict
Sara Haden ... Aunt Milly
Esther Williams ... Sheila Brooks
William Lundigan ... Jeff Willis
Robert Pittard ... 'Botsy'
Robert Blake ... 'Tooky' (as Bobby Blake)
Susan Peters ... Sue
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College-bound Andy blurts marriage proposals to his sweetheart Polly and her pert swimmer friend Sheila.

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"WOO WOO" says MICKEY and millions echo "WOO WOO!" (Print Ad-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, ((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 29 January 1943) See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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The thirteenth of sixteen Andy Hardy films starring Mickey Rooney. See more »

Goofs

When Andy and Sheila are talking at the pool about the 'giraffe party', right after she says' 'sorry, no soap', there is a cut on Andy's lower lip that wasn't there in the previous shot. See more »

Quotes

Marian Hardy: People don't like people just because they're perfect. The girls seem to like you and heaven knows you're no rose geranium.
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Follows Out West with the Hardys (1938) See more »

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Andy's Going To College Despite World War II
26 May 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Andy Hardy's Double Life finds Andy planning to go off to Wainwright College which was the Judge's alma mater. Interesting that in 1942 the war apparently had not yet come to Carvel. I would have thought that Andy would be worried about the draft at this time.

But Mickey Rooney has his usual girl trouble and I swear I never did understand why Ann Rutherford as Polly Benedict just didn't give this guy the heave ho. It seemed like every film he was getting involved with some other girl, usually an MGM starlet the studio was trying to showcase.

In this case it was quite the showcase as Esther Williams who played a college coed and guest of Ann Rutherford decides to do some psychological research on the American male. Guess who she decides will be her guinea pig?

Cecilia Parker as Rooney's sister is also having troubles with William Lundigan who is a drinker and is before Lewis Stone for driving while intoxicated. As this hits close to home, Stone is looking for a root cause of the alcoholism as opposed to just tossing Lundigan in the clink.

In an even briefer role at the very end of the film is another MGM showcase Susan Peters. She plays a young woman off to Wainwright College and she will be the first in a class of coeds as the venerable institution is admitting girls for the first time. That gets Rooney's attention real fast.

Peters would have too brief a career, falling victim to a hunting accident that caused paralysis. She was a lovely talented young lady, probably best known as Ronald Colman's niece in Random Harvest.

Andy Hardy's Double Life is an average entry in the series and will satisfy the fans of the eternal Mick.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1942 (USA) See more »

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Andy Hardy Steps Out See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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