Andy Hardy Comes Home

1958

Andy Hardy Comes Home

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With Andy Hardy Comes Home, Mickey Rooney hoped to revive the character -- and the movie series -- that had brought him fame and fortune back in the 1930s and 1940s. Returning to his home town of Carvel after several years absence, lawyer Andy Hardy (Rooney) brings his wife Jane (Patricia Breslin) and two children Andy Jr. (played by Rooney's real-life son Teddy) and Jimmy (Johnny Weissmuller Jr.) along on his sentimental journey. Andy's dad Judge Hardy is long gone (though the late Lewis Stone appears in flashbacks), but his mom (Fay Holden), sister Marian (Cecilia Parker), and Aunt Milly (Sara Haden) welcome him with open arms. After a while, Andy reveals the real reason for his return: now in the employ of an aircraft company, he hopes to convince his bosses to build a plant in Carvel. The fly in the ointment is crooked businessman Chandler (Frank Ferguson), who, when Andy refuses to purchese Chandler's land at a ridiculously exorbitant price, mounts a campaign to discredit the Hardy family. A pleasant enough diversion, Andy Hardy Comes Home failed to spark interest in a new Hardy Family series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Mickey Rooney
as Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
Patricia Breslin
as Jane Hardy
Fay Holden
as Mrs. Emily Hardy
Sara Haden
as Aunt Milly Forrest
Cecilia Parker
as Marian Hardy
Joey Forman
as Bezzy Anderson
Vaughan Taylor
as Thomas Chandler
Frank Ferguson
as Mayor Benson
William Leslie
as Jack Bailey
Tommy Duggan
as Councilman Warren
Tom Duggan
as Councilman Warren
Jeanne Baird
as Sally Anderson
Gina Gillespie
as Cricket Hardy
Teddy Rooney
as Andy Jr.
Pat Cawley
as Betty Wilson
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