Love Finds Andy Hardy
Judy Garland is the sweet best friend pining after Mickey Rooney’s clueless cad.
George B Seitz
Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Lana Turner, Ann Rutherford
USA 1938. 91min
Pairing Judy Garland with Mickey Rooney was cinema gold for MGM and they really hit the big time when Garland was cast in the Andy Hardy series of films as best friend Betsy, who pines after Rooney’s clueless cad-about-town. Here Garland has to compete with a young Lana Turner for his affections, and the film showcases her comedic skills along with that amazing voice.
16mm collection print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.