Andy Hardy is about to graduate from high school and thinks he's pretty big stuff, so he hires a secretary, Kathryn Land. Kathryn and Polly Benedict, Andy's girlfriend, help him pass his ... See full summary »
Andy is going to Wainwright College as did his father. He sees a pretty blonde on the train and he is alternately winked at or slapped every time he sees her. Andy is clueless. On the train... See full summary »
Hoping his son will attend his alma mater, Judge Hardy agrees to let Andy look for work in New York for the summer before committing to start college. In the big city, Andy is confronted with the harsh realities of life and love.
Sixth of the Judge Hardy series. Judge James K. Hardy is brought the fabulous news from attorney George Irving, that he could be the heir to 2 million dollars. In order to claim the ... See full summary »
This film's initial telecast took place in Honolulu Saturday 20 July 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), it first aired in Chicago 17 August 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Portland OR 5 September 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Los Angeles 10 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Baltimore 17 November 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 24 November 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Windsor ON (serving Detroit) 1 December 1957 on CKLW (Channel 9), in Phoenix 7 December 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Binghamton NY 5 January 1958 on WNBF (Channel 12), and in both Albany NY and San Francisco 2 February 1958 on WTEN (Channel 10) and on KGO (Channel 7). Although it would have been in the library of MGM films under the control of WCBS (Channel 2), there is no reliable documentation that it was ever aired in New York City at this time. See more »
Most of this story works...but one plotline is downright bizarre.
Melodie nesbitt--donna reed
accused of stealing car--odd how family handled it
asks andy to take melodie out
company suing mrs hardy'
"The Courtship of Andy Hardy" is generally a good addition to the franchise. Sadly, though, one of the storylines just makes no sense...hence the score is only 6.
When the story begins, Judge Hardy is presiding over a case involving two horrible parents whose divorce proceedings have drug on for years...all to the detriment of their daughter, Melodie (Donna Reed). Melodie parrots her mother's hatred for the father and she's a lonely, sad young lady. Later in the story, Judge Hardy asks Andy for a favor....to ask Melodie out to the upcoming dance. It turns out that she's never dated anyone and Andy is willing...even though she is shunned by her peers.
There are other parts to the story--such as Marian dating a loser and Mrs. Hardy being harassed by a dishonest company. But the one that stood out for me involved Andy being accused of stealing a car...this and the resolution to it made no sense at all nor did Judge Hardy's reaction to it. Bizarre to say the least...though the rest of the film is the usual nice, wholesome sort of fair fans of the series have come to expect.
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