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Out West with the Hardy's (1938)

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The title tells the story in this fourth of MGM's "Hardy Family" series. Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone) takes his family to the Wide Open Spaces when a friend has legal difficulties over water rights. Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) thinks he can pass as a westerner, which results in saddle sores for the bethumped young Hardy and (hopefully) laughs for the audience. Andy's sister Marian (Cecilia Parker, who before her MGM days had been a western movie ingenue) falls in love with a handsome cowboy hero (Gordon Jones) who turns out to be a jerk. And Virginia Weidler plays a girl named Jake: ha ha. Out West with the Hardys goes through the series' usual paces with the novelty of an outdoorsy backdrop.

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Cast

Lewis Stone
as Judge Hardy
Mickey Rooney
as Andy Hardy
Cecilia Parker
as Marian Hardy
Ann Rutherford
as Polly Benedict
Fay Holden
as Mrs. Hardy
Sara Haden
as Aunt Milly
Don Castle
as Dennis Hunt
Gordon Jones
as Ray Holt
Ralph Morgan
as Bill Northcote
Nana Bryant
as Dora Northcote
Thurston Hall
as H.R. Bruxton
Tom Neal
as Aldrich Brown
Anthony Allan
as Cliff Thomas
John Hubbard
as Cliff Thomas
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...Rooney's smart aleck patter, comic smugness and blithe confidence trumps the generic script...

February 19, 2012 | Full Review…
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