Director: George B. Seitz

Writer(s): Agnes Christine Johnston, Aurania Rouverol (based upon the characters created by), Carey Wilson

Starring: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford, Sara Haden, Esther Williams, William Lundigan, Robert Pittard, Robert Blake, Susan Peters, Erville Alderson, Henry Blair, John Butler, Frank Chalfant, Frank Coghlan Jr., Mary Currier, Edward Gargan, Howard Hickman, Mickey Martin, David McKim, Charles R. Moore, Mantan Moreland, Robert Emmett O’Connor, Charles Peck, Addison Richards, Dick Simmons, Arthur Space, Johnny Walsh, Jay Ward, George Watts

Synopsis: Incredible as it may seem, rambunctious 18-year-old Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) finally makes it to college in Andy Hardy’s Double Life. Just as he did at Carvel High School, Andy majors in “girls” at college, at one point finding himself engaged simultaneously to two different coeds. On a more serious note, Andy has his first major row with his father Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone) over such vital matters as money and poor grades. But in keeping with the “honor thy parents” edicts of MGM head-man Louis B. Mayer, the plot manages to reunite father and son in the final footage, with Andy respectfully bowing to the wisdom of the good gray judge. Much of Andy Hardy’s Double Life is a showcase for MGM’s new swimming star Esther Williams, as cute as all get out in a two-piece bathing suit.

Release Date: February 11, 1943 (USA) | Length: 92 min | Genre: Comedy, Family | Certificate: Passed

Note: The original release date was December 1942. Above is the New York City release date.

 

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