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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

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Comedy | Romance

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This film was first telecast in Seattle Saturday 27 July 1957 on KING (Channel 5); it first aired in Honolulu 3 August 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in both Chicago and in Phoenix 31 August 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2) and on KPHO (Channel 5), in Portland OR 19 September 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Philadelphia 22 September 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Windsor ON (serving Detroit) 27 October 1957 on CKLW (Channel 9), in Akron 2 November 1957 on WAKR (Channel 49), in New Haven CT 5 November 1957 on WNHC (Channel 18), in Los Angeles 14 November 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Altoona PA 19 November 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Baltimore 1 December 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Binghamton NY 3 December 1957 on WNBF (Channel 12), in Hartford CT 2 January 1958 on WHCT (Channel 18), and in San Francisco 2 March 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). Andy and his Blondes finally made it to Minneapolis 20 November 1959 on KMSP (Channel 9), but it took them until 3 January 1961 before they hit New York City on WCBS (Channel 2). 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 »

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Follows Out West with the Hardys (1938) 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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Judge Hardy's College Boy
7 April 2019 | by lugonianSee all my reviews

ANDY HARDY'S BLONDE TROUBLE (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1944), directed by George B. Seitz, marks the 14th installment to the popular "Judge Hardy's Family/Andy Hardy" comedy series that all began as A FAMILY AFFAIR in 1937. Having graduated from Carvel High School with his classmates back in 1941, three years have lapsed since graduation day from ANDY HARDY'S PRIVATE SECRETARY (1941), followed by a few installments before Andy finally heads out for college by the end of ANDY HARDY'S DOUBLE LIFE (1942). Rather than titling this as ANDY HARDY GOES TO COLLEGE, it becomes ANDY HARDY'S BLONDE TROUBLE, meaning the usual antics involving Andy and more girl trouble along the way to college.

Starting off where the previous film, ANDY HARDY'S DOUBLE LIFE (1942) left off (over a year since its last release), Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) leaves parents, Judge James K. Hardy (Lewis Stone) and Emily (Fay Holden), his Aunt Milly (Sara Haden) and his hometown of Carvel on a train bound for Wainwright College, now a co-ed university. (The train sequence which follows lasts nearly 40 minutes). While on board, Andy meets Kay Wilson (Bonita Granville), a girl raised by her guardian; Doctor M.J. Standish (Herbert Marshall), a middle-aged gentleman who not only winds up being a former student at Wainwright College, and his father's old classmate, but to be his college dean; and blonde sisters, the flirtatious Lee (Lee Wilde) and serious-minded Lynn Walker (Lynn Wilde). It so happens that the Walker girls are identical twins traveling separately so not to give away their secret that their father, believing Lee is heading for Vermont, that his daughters should be spending more time apart than always together. Yet complications ensue as the confused Andy believes one of the girls to be an individual and not a twin, especially after having loaned one of them money needed for his college expenses. While back in Carvel, Judge Hardy is treated for his tonsilectomy by by Lee Wong How (Keye Luke), a Japanese doctor from Brooklyn (New York). After his recovery, Judge Hardy visits Wainwright College to see how his son is doing, with some surprises ahead.

Other members in the cast are: Jean Porter (Kathy, Beezy Anderson's sister, who dumps her $8 car in the custody of Judge Hardy); Marta Linden (Mrs. Townsend); Connie Gilchrist (Mrs. Gordon); Tommy Dix (Mark); Jackie Moran (Spud); Irving Bacon, Eddie Acuff and Frank Sully (The Taxi Drivers). Series regulars as Marion Hardy (Cecilia Parker); Polly Benedict (Ann Rutherford) and Beezy Anderson (Georgie Breakstone) do not appear. With this strictly Andy Hardy material, Lewis Stone still resumes his star-billing over Mickey Rooney's name in the casting credits. A classic Cole Porter tune, "Easy to Love" is vocalized by The Wilde Twins.

Aside from being the longest (107 minutes) of the entire 16-film series, ANDY HARDY'S BLONDE TROUBLE simply takes time resolving situations involved. The big surprise comes by the appearance of British-American actor, Herbert Marshall, known for his many movie roles dating back to 1930, in notable support, along with Keye Luke (of the "Charlie Chan" series) carrying on his role of Doctor Lee Wong How from the "Doctor Kildare" movie series starring Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore. While its extreme length might cause the movie to drag in spots, at least the cast members and Andy Hardy's blonde trouble simply add to its enjoyment.

Never distributed on video cassette but available on DVD, ANDY HARDY'S BLONDE TROUBLE can be found broadcast on cable television's Turner Classic Movies. Next installment: LOVE LAUGHS AT ANDY HARDY (1946) reuniting Mickey with Bonita Granville and their further adventures at Wainwright College. (***)


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Release Date:

26 January 1945 (Mexico) See more »

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