Judge Hardy and Son (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

Judge Hardy and Son (1939)





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If Judge Hardy and Son had been filmed in the 1990s, it would have been titled Andy Hardy VII. In this latest edition of MGM's "Hardy Family" series, the kindly Judge (Lewis Stone) wrestles with two problems. He must rescue an elderly couple from eviction, and he must cope with his wife's (Fay Holden) life threatening illness. This time around, the romantic entanglements of son Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) take second place to Andy's anguish over his mother's condition. It needs hardly be said that Mom recovers and the family is happy again at fade-out time.

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Mickey Rooney
as Andrew 'Andy' Hardy
Lewis Stone
as Judge James K. Hardy
Cecilia Parker
as Marian Hardy
Ann Rutherford
as Polly Benedict
Fay Holden
as Mrs. Hardy
Sara Haden
as Aunt Milly
Maria Ouspenskaya
as Mrs. Volduzzi
June Preisser
as Euphrasia Clark
Martha O'Driscoll
as Elvie Norton
Leona Maricle
as Mrs. Norton
Margaret Early
as Clarabelle Lee
Egon Brecher
as Mr. Volduzzi
Edna Holland
as Nurse Trowbridge
Jack Mulhall
as Interne
Henry Hull
as Dr. Jones
Marie Blake
as Augusta
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Critic Reviews for Judge Hardy and Son

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Mickey Rooney need not have had two crying scenes. But the Hardys are still the most human people on the screen.

October 16, 2020 | Full Review…

You can also see the jalopy humor becoming one of the defining elements of the Andy Hardy series here.

February 19, 2012 | Full Review…

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