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You're Only Young Once (1937)

You're Only Young Once





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The sequel to the first Andy Hardy picture, A Family Affair, this light comedy stars Mickey Rooney in the role that would bring him his greatest fame. Judge Hardy's role is no longer played by Lionel Barrymore, as in the original, but by Lewis Stone. Fay Holden is his loyal wife, and Cecilia Parker portrays the daughter, Marian. The judge decides to take his family on a vacation to Catalina Island, off the coast of California. He muffs several opportunities to land a big fish. Andy tries to land a local girl, Jerry Lane (Eleanor Lynn), with as much success as his father. Marian keeps flirting with a hunky lifeguard, but he turns out to be married. The Hardy family saga would continue for 14 more features over 20 years. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Kay Van Riper
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On DVD: Dec 1, 2011


Lewis Stone
as Judge Hardy
Mickey Rooney
as Andy Hardy
Ann Rutherford
as Polly Benedict
Cecilia Parker
as Marian Hardy
Fay Holden
as Mrs. Hardy
Frank Craven
as Frank Redmond
Eleanor Lynn
as Jerry Lane
Ted Pearson
as Bill Rand
Sara Haden
as Aunt Milly
Selmer Jackson
as Hoyt Wells
Charles Judels
as Capt. Swenson
Selmar Jackson
as Hoyt Wells
Oscar O'Shea
as Sheriff
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...sends the family on a California vacation (and into the predatory dating scene of West Coast decadence)...

Full Review… | February 19, 2012
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