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You're Only Young Once

  • 1938
  • George B Seitz
  • 77 mins
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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Judge James K HardyLewis Stone
Marian HardyCecilia Parker
Andy HardyMickey Rooney
Mrs Emily HardyFay Holden
Frank RedmanFrank Craven
Polly BenedictAnn Rutherford
"Jerry" LaneEleanor Lynn

Crew

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DirectorGeorge B Seitz

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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