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Number ten in MGM's heart-warming (and immensely profitable) "Andy Hardy" series was the 1941 entry Life Begins for Andy Hardy. Upon his graduation from high school, Andy (Mickey Rooney) decides to seek his fortune in New York City without benefit of a college education, much to the consternation of his father Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone). Moving to the Big Apple, Andy lands a job in a stockbroker's office, where he falls in love (at least he thinks it's love) with fickle telephone operator Jennitt Hicks (Patricia Dane). Alas, Andy is unable to cope with life in the fast lane, but it takes the combined efforts of his father and his hometown sweetie Betsy Booth (Judy Garland) to convince him of this fact. For reasons that defy logic, each of Judy Garland's four songs in Life Begins for Andy Hardy were cut from the final release print. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Lewis Stone
as Judge Hardy
Mickey Rooney
as Andy Hardy
Judy Garland
as Betsy Booth
Fay Holden
as Mrs. Emily Hardy
Ann Rutherford
as Polly Benedict
Sara Haden
as Aunt Milly
Estelle Etterre
James Flavin
as Policeman
Gladden James
as Man
Gene Reynolds
Bob Pittard
as Delivery Boy
Don Brodie
as Clerk
Ralph Byrd
as Father Gallagher
Joseph Crehan
as Peter Dugan
Roger Daniel
as Boy
John Eldredge
as Paul McWilliams
Frank Ferguson
as Stationer
Bess Flowers
as Secretary
Tommy Kelly
as Chuck
Nora Lane
as Miss Howard
Arthur Loft
as Cop
Lester Matthews
as Mr. Maddox
Mira McKinney
as Miss Gomez
Sidney Miller
as Boy
Frances Morris
as Operator
Ann Morriss
as Miss Dean
Paul Newlan
as Trucker
George Ovey
as Janitor
Purnell Pratt
as Dr. Storfen
Byron Shores
as Jackson
Pierre Watkin
as Dr. Waggoner
Charlotte Wynters
as Elizabeth Norton
Duke York
as Trucker
George Breakston
as Beezy
William Forrest
as Commandant
Robert E. Homans
as Watchman
Bob Pittard
as Delivery Boy
Frances Morris
as Operator
Lester Matthews
as Mr. Maddox
William Forrest
as Commandant
Bess Flowers
as Secretary
Frank Ferguson
as Stationer
Joseph Crehan
as Peter Dugan
Duke York
as Trucker
Don Brodie
as Clerk
Charlotte Wynters
as Elizabeth Norton
Byron Shores
as Jackson
George Ovey
as Janitor
Gladden James
as Man
George Breakston
as Beezy
Ralph Byrd
as Father Gallagher
Purnell Pratt
as Dr. Storfen
Roger Daniel
as Boy
Sidney Miller
as Boy
Tommy Kelly
as Chuck
Pierre Watkin
as Dr. Waggoner
Paul Newlan
as Trucker
Arthur Loft
as Cop
Nora Lane
as Miss Howard
Ann Morriss
as Miss Dean
Mira McKinney
as Miss Gomez
John Eldredge
as Paul McWilliams
James Flavin
as Policeman

Crew

George B. Seitz
Director
George B. Seitz
Producer
George Stoll
Musical Direction/Supervision
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Robert Kalloch
Costume Designer
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