Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone) takes his family to Catalina for his first vacation in eleven years. Young Andy (Mickey Rooney) and Marion (Cecilia Parker) learn some love lessons during their two weeks in California. Modern audiences may snicker at the freshly-scrubbed kissing antics, but the Hardy parents' relationships with their children - and each other - are surprisingly well-rendered. The subplot (involving a bad land investment) is clever as well. Charming pre-sitcom was a big hit, continuing a string of films that later included Judy Garland.