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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

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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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Genres:

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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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Dorothy Ford who was cast as Andy Hardy's Glamazon date because she was taller than Rooney was publicized as being 6'3" tall. However, she had to wear 3" heels in the movie to make her taller then she actually was because her real height was only 5'11 and 1/2" in bare feet. Women, at that time, had their height measured wearing high heels. So her height difference with Rooney was only 8". The difference in height between them, if she wore flats wouldn't have made such a difference, which is what the part called for. 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

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Dance a Polka Hand-in-Hand (Jesusita en Chihuahua)
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Music by Quirino Mendoza (uncredited)
Writer of English and Spanish lyrics unknown
Sung by Lina Romay in Spanish and English at the country club
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The worst out of all the Andy Hardy movies! Not even the usually exceptional Rooney can save this one...
20 February 2006 | by thirteenthfloorelevatorSee all my reviews

The problem with this Andy Hardy movie is that Andy is no longer in High School and has just arrived home from the war. The plot about Andy wanting to marry some girl is contrived, as are the dancing sequences. Mickey seems to be just going through the numbers, and the other performances are nothing to see the film for. There are a few funny sequences, and all the Hardy clichés are in place, from the man to man talk, and Mickey coming to his senses after the talking to with The Judge. The film feels flat without Ann Rutherford or Judy Garland in it, and the girls in it instead are simply there to elicit a few cheap laughs. Mickey Rooney certainly gives the script his best effort, but not even he can save it. It feels like MGM stopped caring about the quality of the script and just about the Hardy name. This is a cheap cash in on the usually outstanding Hardy series and cheapens their memory! The worst of all the Andy Hardy movies!


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