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Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)

Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)

Life Begins for Andy Hardy





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Number ten in MGM's heart-warming (and immensely profitable) "Andy Hardy" series was the 1941 entry Life Begins for Andy Hardy. Upon his graduation from high school, Andy (Mickey Rooney) decides to seek his fortune in New York City without benefit of a college education, much to the consternation of his father Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone). Moving to the Big Apple, Andy lands a job in a stockbroker's office, where he falls in love (at least he thinks it's love) with fickle telephone operator Jennitt Hicks (Patricia Dane). Alas, Andy is unable to cope with life in the fast lane, but it takes the combined efforts of his father and his hometown sweetie Betsy Booth (Judy Garland) to convince him of this fact. For reasons that defy logic, each of Judy Garland's four songs in Life Begins for Andy Hardy were cut from the final release print.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Agnes Christine Johnston
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On DVD: Dec 1, 2011


Lewis Stone
as Judge Hardy
Fay Holden
as Mrs. Hardy
Patricia Dane
as Jennitt Hicks
Pat Dane
as Jennitt
Pierre Watkin
as Dr. Waggoner
William Forrest
as Commandant
Byron Shores
as Jackson
Arthur Loft
as Policeman
James Flavin
as Policeman
Charlotte Wynters
as Elizabeth Norton
Bob Pittard
as Delivery Boy
Lester Matthews
as Mr. Maddox
John Harmon
as Taxi Driver
Frank Ferguson
as Stationer
George Ovey
as Janitor
William J. Holmes
as Dr. Griffin
Manart Kippen
as Rabbi Strauss
Ralph Byrd
as Father Gallagher
Ann Morriss
as Miss Dean
Mira McKinney
as Miss Gomez
Paul Newlan
as Trucker
Nora Lane
as Miss Howard
John Eldredge
as Paul McWilliams
Joseph Crehan
as Peter Dugan
Mary Jo Ellis
as Drugstore Cashier
Yolande Mollot
as Drugstore Waitress
Estelle Etterre
as Secretary
Bess Flowers
as Secretary
Duke York
as Trucker
Kent Rogers
as Tough Boy
Purnell Pratt
as Dr. Storfen
Manart Kipper
as Rabbi Strauss
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...a little Hardy noir: a homeless kid that Andy hides in his boarding house room dies, an apparent suicide in the wake of shattered dreams. This is a real education for Andy...

Full Review… | February 19, 2012
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