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Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 22 July 1938 (USA)
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Andy has problems raising the last payment for a used car and juggling three pretty girls with an upcoming country club dance scheduled.

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George B. Seitz

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William Ludwig (screen play), Vivien R. Bretherton (from the stories by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lewis Stone ... Judge James Hardy
Mickey Rooney ... Andrew Hardy
Cecilia Parker ... Marian Hardy
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Hardy
Judy Garland ... Betsy
Lana Turner ... Cynthia
Ann Rutherford ... Polly Benedict
Mary Howard ... Mrs. Tompkins
Gene Reynolds ... Jimmy MacMahon
Don Castle ... Dennis Hunt
Betty Ross Clarke ... Aunt Milly
Marie Blake ... Augusta
George P. Breakston ... 'Beezy' (as George Breakston)
Raymond Hatton ... Peter Dugan
Frank Darien Frank Darien ... Bill Collector
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Storyline

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 to be the boyfriend of his buddy Beezy's girl Cynthia to discourage other suitors (Beezy is also leaving for the holidays), but Andy soon finds her too infatuated with him. Meanwhile, Andy's next door neighbor Betsy begins to fall in love with Andy even though she's younger than him. Everything comes to a head at the country club party. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The New Story Of Judge Hardy's Family

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ljubezen mladega Hardyja See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lana Turner shot her scenes in five days. The scenes were later used in the final installment, "Andy Hardy Comes Home", twenty years later. See more »

Quotes

Betsy: I sing, you know.
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Referenced in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

In-Between
(1938)
Words and Music by Roger Edens
Copyright 1938 by Leo Feist, Inc.
Performed by Judy Garland (uncredited)
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perhaps one of the earliest teen comedies
22 July 2001 | by ajdagreatSee all my reviews

I could see them remaking this movie in 2001 as a regular teen movie. What is "Love Finds Andy Hardy" about, really, other than a guy's quest for money, girls, and a car? Of course, the modern movie producers will have to add sexual humor to it. If you like teen movies and want to see their predecessor, if you're a fan of anyone in the cast, or just if you wanna catch up on your 1938 romance-comedies, this is a good movie to see. I would recommend it.


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