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The second of the Andy Hardy films, with Lewis Stone taking over the role of Mickey Rooney's dad from Lionel Barrymore who played the role in the first film, A Family Affair. Adored by studio boss Louis B Mayer, a Jewish émigré who wished to extol the virtues of small-town American life and childhood and somehow compensate for his own traumatic upbringing in pogrom-ridden Europe, the films struck a chord with American audiences on the brink of war themselves. If A Family Affair was a try-out, this was the full dress rehearsal for a series that spawned 14 more movies between 1938 and 1958.
|Judge James K Hardy||Lewis Stone|
|Marian Hardy||Cecilia Parker|
|Andy Hardy||Mickey Rooney|
|Mrs Emily Hardy||Fay Holden|
|Frank Redman||Frank Craven|
|Polly Benedict||Ann Rutherford|
|"Jerry" Lane||Eleanor Lynn|
|Director||George B Seitz|