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Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 26 January 1945 (Mexico)
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 »

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writers:

Harry Ruskin (screenplay), William Ludwig (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lewis Stone ... Judge Hardy
Mickey Rooney ... Andy Hardy
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Hardy
Sara Haden ... Aunt Milly
Herbert Marshall ... Dr. M.J. Standish
Bonita Granville ... Kay Wilson
Jean Porter ... Katy Anderson
Keye Luke ... Dr. Lee
Lee Wilde ... Lee Walker
Lyn Wilde ... Lyn Walker
Marta Linden ... Mrs. Townsend
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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 Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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MGM Presents The Leap Year Comedy

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Hardy: 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Follows You're Only Young Once (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Easy to Love
(1936) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sung by Lee Wilde, then danced by Lee and Lyn Wilde at Joe's Place
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Great Addition to Series
18 August 2006 | by MaleejandraSee all my reviews

Andy Hardy is at it again, and this film takes up right where the last one left off. Andy (Mickey Rooney) is on board a train heading toward Wainwright College, the place where his father (Lewis Stone) made a name for himself years before. Andy has sworn off girls to focus on his studies, that is until he learns that the school has gone co-ed. First he meets Kay (Bonita Granville), a beautiful girl whose maturity causes problems for Andy. Also, he meets a blonde who seems to hate him one moment and love him the next. This girl turns out to be two girls (Lee and Lyn Wilde), twins masquerading as one person. Besides problems with girls, Andy faces issues with an older man (Herbert Marshall) who is not who he seems to be. At home, Judge Hardy battles sickness and a new doctor (Keye Luke) while Mother Hardy (Fay Holden) misses her son.

This is a truly enjoyable film; nothing special happens, but it retains the upbeat attitude of the other films in the series. The cast is wonderful, though Rooney's personality seems to have waned a bit to show off the talents of the women in the cast, especially the twins. They're beautiful and funny, adding a welcome new dimension to the movie.

One strange part of the movie are the scenes with the doctor. He is a Chinese man, and everyone in the cast seems to think this is strange and frightening. However, Luke's character takes their stares well and proves himself to be an intelligent and clever member of the cast.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1945 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

A Loira de Andy Hardy See more »

Filming Locations:

Reno, Nevada, USA See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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