Andy Hardy Meets Debutante

Overview

The debutante whom Andy Hardy Mickey Rooney meets-after falling in love with her photograph -- is blonde Diana Lewis the real-life wife of William Powell. It all comes about when Andy accompanies his dad Judge Hardy Lewis Stone to New York. Plunging into the Manhattan social whirl, Andy is introduced to the wealthy Diana by his hometown chum Betsy Booth Judy Garland, who finds time to sing "I'm Nobody's Baby" and "Alone." Meanwhile, Andy's steady Polly Benedict Ann Rutherford sits home and fumes. It takes a few ...
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Overview

The debutante whom Andy Hardy Mickey Rooney meets-after falling in love with her photograph -- is blonde Diana Lewis the real-life wife of William Powell. It all comes about when Andy accompanies his dad Judge Hardy Lewis Stone to New York. Plunging into the Manhattan social whirl, Andy is introduced to the wealthy Diana by his hometown chum Betsy Booth Judy Garland, who finds time to sing "I'm Nobody's Baby" and "Alone." Meanwhile, Andy's steady Polly Benedict Ann Rutherford sits home and fumes. It takes a few personal disillusionments and public embarrassment for Andy to realize that his true heart's desire is back in his own back yard Judy Garland could have told him as much; after all, she previously said those lines in Wizard of Oz. Andy Hardy Meets Debutante was the ninth in MGM's "Hardy Family" series.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante will please those folks who are fans of the Andy Hardy series of films; those who are not inclined toward the series may find less to like, but even they may find Debutante a fairly pleasant way to pass the time. One of Debutante's assets is definitely the presence of Judy Garland, who appeared in three of the films in the series. Garland is in delicious vocal form here, delivering a great "Alone" and a "I'm Nobody's Baby" that simply knocks the socks off. Garland also shares a special chemistry with series star Mickey Rooney, so her presence means that Rooney also is shown to better effect. Of course, Debutante does have a script that will strike modern viewers are corny and preachy and is filled with set-ups that are blatantly manipulative. But there's some winning humor, a definite sweetness, and a gentleness to the picture that many will find quite appealing. Lewis Stone is fine as always as the patient father, and Ann Rutehrford and Diana Lewis do well as the women in Rooney's life.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/1/2011
  • UPC: 883316401941
  • Original Release: 1940
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 47,086

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rooney Andy Hardy
Cecilia Parker Marian Hardy
Fay Holden Mrs. Hardy
Judy Garland Betsy Booth
Ann Rutherford Polly Benedict
Diana Lewis Daphne Fowler
George Breakston Beezy
Sara Haden Aunt Milly
Harry Tyler Jordan
Addison Richards Mr. Benedict
George Lessey Underwood
Art Belasco Door-man
Cy Kendall Mr. Carrillo
Edwin Stanley Surrogate
Charles Trowbridge Davis the Butler
Tom Neal Aldrich Brown
Lewis Stone Judge Hardy
Technical Credits
George B. Seitz Director
Harold Kress Editor
Charles Lawton Cinematographer
Thomas Seller Screenwriter
Sidney Wagner Cinematographer
Annalee Whitmore Screenwriter
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