Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941) - Rotten Tomatoes

Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)

Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)





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Eleventh Andy Hardy outing, in which Judge Hardy's son gets a job in New York City prior to starting college, and learns some tough lessons about the grown-up world. Judy Garland's third and last appearance in the series. (Some knucklehead at MGM decided to cut her songs from the film.)


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
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All Critics (1)

...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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Audience Reviews for Life Begins for Andy Hardy

Amazingly adult entry in the series, taking on themes such as suicide; Judy Garland (in a non-singing role) lends fine support.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

Funny movie... Too bad we know Andy doesn't end up with Betsy Booth at the end... Maybe if that had happened the last few Andy movies would have been a success too... Still great cute funny movie.

Stefanie Rizzi
Stefanie Rizzi

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