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...
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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 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 »
Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his plans to take her to the country club Christmas party. He agrees (for a fee) to pretend... 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 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 Andy meets Kay and Dr. Standish who are both headed for Wainwright. Andy likes Kay, but Dr. Standish also seems to take an interest in her. Things are going well at College with Kay, but the blonde is nice one minute and ignores Andy the next. When Andy finds out that the blonde are identical twins, he tries to help them out with their father but gets caught at their rooming house after midnight.Written by
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MGM originally intended to continue the Hardy family pictures without Mickey Rooney, who was overseas in the Army. The New York Times reported in February 1945 that author Booth Tarkington had been hired by MGM to write a film story to feature Lewis Stone, Fay Holden and Sara Haden in their usual roles. The film was never made and Mickey Rooney was back by the time the next Hardy family film went before the cameras. See more »
He will get his voice back won't he doctor? Because he's a judge you know and if he can't talk how can he let people know how smart he is?
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The following message appears on screen after the end of the film: "To families and friends of men and women in our armed forces. The picture you have just seen will be shown in combat areas overseas with the compliments of the American Motion Picture Industry." See more »
After several movies teasing his admittance, Andy (Mickey Rooney) is finally going to Wainright College. MGM seemed very reluctant to have Andy in the college setting, which was promised several films ago. Here, Andy spends much of his time on the train to college; he had been on the train since December, 1942. All aboard, we meet the Wainright players. The most significant is attractive co-ed Bonita Granville (as Kay Wilson), who will become the girl for Andy. However, she also appears interested in other passenger, much older Wainright dean Herbert Marshall (as Standish). Also on the seemingly endless train ride are beautiful blonde twins Lee and Lyn Wilde (as Lee and Lyn Walker)...
Meanwhile, back in Carvel, Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone) develops tonsillitis...
One of the problems with this movie series was length. These films had little business going over 90 minutes. Many of the weaker entries were over 100 minutes, when MGM should have been aiming for 70 minutes. Not only that, Andy's college life turns out to be a complete bore. "Blonde Trouble" is the a most disappointing episode. As seen previously, Mr. Rooney's lip ailment (possibly a "cold sore") returns for several scenes. He is able to tighten his lip to hide the blister, at times. Make-up, camera angles and re-takes could have solved the problem; obviously, Rooney's star power had diminished. The minor Carvel story involving Mr. Stone and Chinese doctor Keye Luke (as Lee Wong Howe) is commendable.
*** Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (5/4/44) George B Seitz ~ Mickey Rooney, Bonita Granville, Herbert Marshall, Lewis Stone
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