Love Laughs at Andy Hardy

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  • 1946
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.9  (771)

In the post-World War II era, Love Laughs at Andy Hardy follows the iconic character of Andy Hardy, played by Mickey Rooney, as he navigates the complex world of love, relationships, and growing up in small town America. His love interest in this film is Kay, played by Bonita Granville, who returns to Carvel after completing college in the East.

Andy is disappointed when he first sees Kay again, as she has visibly changed during her absence. He finds himself struggling to confess his love for her, and the two embark on a rocky romance. Meanwhile, Andy's father, Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone), is running for re-election against an unscrupulous candidate who relies on dirty politics to smear the Hardy name.

As Andy's relationship with Kay blooms, he is also faced with trying to help his friend Betsy (Judy Garland) get over her heartbreak. These intertwining storylines create a rich and complex plot that explores themes of family, loyalty, and the challenges of growing up.

Throughout the film, Rooney's quick wit and charm as Andy Hardy shine through. His love for Kay is palpable, and his attempts to navigate romance are both humorous and relatable. Meanwhile, Stone's portrayal of Judge Hardy is steadfast and reliable, as he navigates the political turmoil of his re-election campaign with grace and strength.

Sara Haden also delivers a strong performance as Aunt Milly, Andy's loving and supportive family member who provides a steady presence throughout the film. The film is packed with moments of tenderness, humor, and heart, making it a classic of the era.

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy showcases a snapshot of post-war America, with its emphasis on traditional values and family life. However, it also pushes the boundaries of these values by exploring themes of romance and relationships in a frank and honest way.

The film is a must-see for fans of classic cinema, and its place as the last installment of the Andy Hardy series make it a fitting conclusion to the character's arc. It is a testament to Rooney's talent and charisma that he could hold an audience's attention for so many films, and Love Laughs at Andy Hardy is a fitting tribute to his iconic portrayal of the lovable, quirky character.

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy is a 1946 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
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    5.9  (771)