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You're Only Young Once

1938 1h 18m Comedy Drama List
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Judge James Hardy (Lewis Stone), wife Emily, daughter Marian (Cecilia Parker), and son Andy (Mickey Rooney) prepare for their annual vacation. The judge chooses Santa Catalina Island for the good fishing, and everyone settles into their idea of fun. Marian flirts with a wealthy lifeguard who claims to be separated from his wife, and Andy is drawn to an equally wealthy "fast" girl. But the Hardys' relaxation comes to a halt when the judge learns he has been swindled back home. Read More Read Less
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Sean Axmaker Parallax View ...sends the family on a California vacation (and into the predatory dating scene of West Coast decadence)... Feb 19, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member 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. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Judge James Hardy (Lewis Stone), wife Emily, daughter Marian (Cecilia Parker), and son Andy (Mickey Rooney) prepare for their annual vacation. The judge chooses Santa Catalina Island for the good fishing, and everyone settles into their idea of fun. Marian flirts with a wealthy lifeguard who claims to be separated from his wife, and Andy is drawn to an equally wealthy "fast" girl. But the Hardys' relaxation comes to a halt when the judge learns he has been swindled back home.
Director
George B. Seitz
Screenwriter
Kay Van Riper
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 1, 2012
Runtime
1h 18m
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