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Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 16 January 1947 (USA)
Andy Hardy goes to college after returning from World War II. He is in love with Kay Wilson this time.

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Willis Goldbeck

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... Andy Hardy
Lewis Stone ... Judge Hardy
Sara Haden ... Aunt Milly
Bonita Granville ... Kay Wilson
Lina Romay ... Isobel Gonzales
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Hardy
Dorothy Ford ... Coffy Smith
Hal Hackett ... Duke Johnson
Dick Simmons ... Dane Kittridge
Clinton Sundberg ... Haberdashery Clerk
Geraldine Wall Geraldine Wall ... Miss Geeves
Addison Richards ... Mr. Benedict
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Storyline

Poor Andy, all he wants to do is get to town and continue to woo his girl and ask her hand in marriage. Andrew "Andy" Hardy met his sweetheart Kay Wilson in college, but has since served in the military and is now being discharged. Getting back to Kay may be the hardest thing of them all to accomplish. He arrives in town alright, but things start to go awry from there. Question is, will he succeed? Written by SindyMac

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncle Andy Hardy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,389
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial television presentation in Memphis Friday 5 July 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13); it first aired in Cincinnati 27 July 1957 on WXIX (Channel 19) (Newport KY), in Philadelphia 29 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Chicago 7 September 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Portland OR 19 October 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Los Angeles 5 December 1957on KTTV (Channel 11), in Balltimore 8 December 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Windsor ON (serving Detroit) 15 December 1957 on CKLW (Channel 9), in Phoenix 28 December 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in San Antonio 3 January 1958 on WOAI (Channel 4) and in San Francisco 27 April 1958 on KGO (Channel 7); in New York City it was finally telecast 2 November 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in Minneapolis 17 November 1960 on KMSP (Channel 9). See more »

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When Andy Hardy arrives home, he jumps off an army truck with his duffel bag. When he sees his parents moments later and they start walking, the duffel bag has vanished. See more »

Quotes

Andy Hardy: That's just the trouble. Everybody worries about my future but nobody worries about my now.
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Hail to Wainwright
Written by David Snell and Earl K. Brent
Adapted by Earl K. Brent (uncredited)
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Weak Story to Originally End the Series
7 February 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946)

** (out of 4)

The fifteenth film in the series has Andy (Mickey Rooney) returning home from the Army and clearing up a few things with his parents (Lewis Stone, Fay Holden) before heading back to college where he plans on marrying the girl (Bonita Granville) he fell in love with from the previous film. Andy's plans don't go as he expects and he gets the idea that college isn't for him and perhaps it would be best to just enter the working world. MGM would make the ill-advised decision to try and bring this series back in 1958 but it's clear this was originally meant to be the final entry in the series. I think it's also clear that the majority of the people involved were probably wishing this movie never happened at all. For starters, director Goldbeck, a newbie to the series, can't recapture the same magic as the earlier films and the entire tone of the film just doesn't seem right. Another problem is the screenplay, which really does seem to be picking up spare pieces at the bottom of a barrel. Nothing on display here is really of any interest as the entire love affair for Andy doesn't really make too much sense if you've seen the previous film in the series and for the life of me I can't understand why on Earth they spent so much time getting the entire story going. The early scenes in Carville are cute because it shows Andy meeting up with a few characters from earlier in the series (but no Polly) but it adds very little. The stuff at college isn't all that interesting either, although one of the few high points comes when Andy gets set up with a girl (Dorothy Ford) who is almost twice his size. Another highlight comes at the very end when Lina Romay shows up in a highly entertaining little sequence. The "final" spill to (originally) end the series works well but it's a shame everything else didn't meet its level of entertainment. Rooney isn't too bad in his role but it really does appear that his heart or mind is somewhere else. Stone and Holden really don't get very much to do and Sara Haden just appears briefly. Granville is as charming as ever but the screenplay doesn't do her any favors either. Fans of the series will certainly still want to check this one out but if you're new to Andy Hardy it's best to avoid this one and check out some of the earlier and better films.


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