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Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)
Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home.
Lewis Stone ... Judge James K. 'Jim' Hardy
Mickey Rooney ... Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
Cecilia Parker ... Marian Hardy
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Emily Hardy
Judy Garland ... Betsy Booth
Ann Rutherford ... Polly Benedict
Diana Lewis ... Daphne Fowler
George P. Breakston ... F. Baker 'Beezy' Anderson (as George Breakston)
Sara Haden ... Aunt Milly Forrest
Addison Richards ... George Benedict
George Lessey ... Underwood, a Lawyer
Cy Kendall ... Mr. Carrillo
Clyde Willson ... Francis aka Butch
I am a huge fan of Judy so this review may be biased. I enjoyed this very much. "I'm Nobody's Baby" was typical early Judy. She and Mickey make a delightful team. They just make me smile when they come on screen. You can tell they had a blast working together. I especially like when Mickey goes out on the town and his shirt stud...I like at the very end of the movie when he looks at his photographs and says, "How one's women do mount up!" Just priceless.
A movie made 60yrs ago, is still one of my favourites. If you want a light-hearted comedy, superbly acted & directed this may be the movie for you. Judy Garland was beautiful (as ever!) & her radiance in this film is one of the highlights. One could wax lyrical for ages about this film, but I won't. Just when you get the opportunity to view this film, do it. You won't be disappointed.
I always thought people were a little too cynical about these old Andy Hardy films. A couple of them weren't bad. Modern film critics are not ones who usually prefer nice to nasty, so goody-two shoes movies like these rarely get praise
Nonetheless, I can't defend this movie either. You can still have an dated dialog but still laugh and cry over the story. Watching this, you just shake your head ask yourself, "how stupid can you get?" This is cornier than corny, if you know what I mean. It is so corny I cannot fathom too many people actually sitting through the entire hour-and-a-half.
The story basically is "Andy" (Mickey Rooney) trying to get out of jam because he makes up some story about involved with some débutante from New York City as if that was the ultimate. People were a lot more social-conscious in the old days. You'd hear the term "social-climber" as if knowing rich or beautiful people was the highest achievement you could make it life. It's all utter nonsense, of course, and looks even more so today.
However, it's about as innocent and clean a story and series (there were a half dozen of these Andy Hardy films made) as you could find. Also, if you like to hear Judy Garland sing, then this is your ticket, as she sings a couple of songs in here and she croons her way into Andy's heart. Oh man, I almost throw up even writing about this!
# The picture on "last year's" high school magazine that is shown is that of Lana Turner, who was in the Hardy Family series movie, Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938). The character she played, Cynthia Potter, is also mentioned.
# "Bud's Won't Bud" (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg), sung by Judy Garland, was cut from this film. For years, only a partial prerecording was thought to remain until the full recording was discovered and released in 1996 on Rhino's "That's Entertainment", CD box set. The tune, intended for 'Hannah Williams (I)' to sing in the 1937 Broadway musical "Hooray for What!" had been dropped out of town. Finally, in the Jeanette MacDonald vehicle Cairo (1942), "Buds Won't Bud" was presented on-screen, sung by Ethel Waters.
# "All I Do Is Dream of You" (music by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Arthur Freed), sung by Judy Garland, was not used in the movie. The prerecording is available on CD collections.