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Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Film Facts:

U.S. Release Date:
22nd July 1938    
Running Time: 91 min
U.S. Classification: G              
Director: George B. Seitz
Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker, Lana Turner, Ann Rutherford, Mary Howard

Tagline: The New Story Of Judge Hardy's Family.

Tony's Comments:
During the Hollywood of the 1930s and 1940s movies specifically about teens were rare, the exception being the long running Andy Hardy film series starring then-teenager Mickey Rooney. The film series ran for nearly 10 years and produced an output of at least 15 big screen entries. “Love Finds Andy Hardy” (1938), co-starring Hollywood darling Judy Garland was probably the most popular entry in the series and arguably the first bona-fide romantic teen comedy.

* "Love Finds Andy Hardy" was shot in just over a fortnight (19 days).

* In 2000, "Love Finds Andy Hardy" was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) [DVD]
Fourth entry in MGM's perennially popular film series has Andy (Mickey Rooney) in trouble with steady gal Ann Rutherford when he's paid to escort a buddy's date (Lana Turner). Judy Garland makes her series debut as Andy's pal Betsy; with Lewis Stone, Fay Holden. 92 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; radio spot; theatrical trailers.

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Love Laughs At Andy Hardy (1946) [DVD]
The Hardy family is back in this fine family film. Andy (Mickey Rooney) returns from the Army, but finds that his home life, especially with women, is just as complicated as ever. Lewis Stone, Sara Haden co-star. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono. Plays All Regions.

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Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection [DVD]
First, Busby Berkeley directs Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in a rousing rendition of Rodgers and Hart's famed Broadway hit "Babes in Arms" (1939). They're children of vaudevillians who, after not being allowed to join in their parents' performance, start their own show. Songs include "Where or When," "Good Morning." Next, Mick and Judy's high school band is out to nab an award in Paul Whiteman's national radio contest, in "Strike Up the Band" (1940). Songs include "Our Love Affair," "Nell of New Rochelle." Rooney and Garland are together again in "Babes on Broadway" (1941), and this time they're out to put on a show on the Great White Way. Look for Donna Reed, Margaret O'Brien. Includes the title tune, "I Like New York in June How About You"

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The Mickey Rooney Show (1954) (3 DVD Set) [DVD]
Also known as "Hey, Mulligan," this series ran on NBC from 1954-1955 and featured Mickey Rooney as a studio page attempting to get into show business. Regis Toomey and Carla Balenda co-starred. Thirty episodes--including the pilot episode, "The Lion Hunt," "The Voice," "Star Struck," and "The Guardian"--are featured in a three-disc set. 14 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus footage; interview; trailers.

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