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Andy Hardy Meets Debutante

Released Jul 5, 1940 1h 28m Comedy List
Reviews 88% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Young Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) journeys to New York with his father (Lewis Stone) and close friend Betsy Booth (Judy Garland), where he meets beautiful blonde socialite Daphne (Diana Lewis). Andy immediately forgets about Polly Benedict (Ann Rutherford), his girlfriend back home, and falls head over heels for Daphne. But as he starts to rub elbows with trendy Manhattanites, he begins to long for Polly -- and he soon realizes that the big city lacks the charms of his small hometown. Read More Read Less
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Sean Axmaker Parallax View It's classic Andy: he gets his comeuppance and then gets his happy ending. It's also a superb [jUDY] Garland turn. Feb 19, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Not the best of the Hardy series, but pleasant pre-WWII fun; Garland sings "Alone" and "I'm Nobody's Baby." Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member It's classic Andy: he gets his comeuppance and then gets his happy ending. It's also a superb [jUDY] Garland turn. year s/b 1940 not 2001 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) gets in dutch again after boasting to his school chums of a romance with "number one debutante" Daphne Fowler (Diana Lewis). Once Judge Hardy goes to New York on a case, though, it's put up or shut up - with Andy learning another lesson of humility and respect. Still, Rooney's cartoonish acting style is a lot of fun - and Judy Garland adds extra sweetness (and a couple of songs) to the mix. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Really sweet and funny movie.. Another adventure for Andy Hardy and a really fun one... At least now he actually notices Betsy lol... I really enjoyed it! Great Family movie! Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland as wonderful as always! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member I remember seeing this film several years ago on TCM. I loved it. There is something wholesome about it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Oh, Andy. Judy does such a fabulous job of loving you that we really don't mind so much when you're clueless. Or when it's not really the best movie ever. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Young Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) journeys to New York with his father (Lewis Stone) and close friend Betsy Booth (Judy Garland), where he meets beautiful blonde socialite Daphne (Diana Lewis). Andy immediately forgets about Polly Benedict (Ann Rutherford), his girlfriend back home, and falls head over heels for Daphne. But as he starts to rub elbows with trendy Manhattanites, he begins to long for Polly -- and he soon realizes that the big city lacks the charms of his small hometown.
Director
George B. Seitz
Producer
J.J. Cohn
Screenwriter
Aurania Rouverol, Tom Seller, Annalee Whitmore
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 5, 1940, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 1, 2009
Runtime
1h 28m
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