Mickey Rooney, Along With A First-Rate Cast, Elicit Laughs And Warmth In The New 6-DVD Set, The Andy Hardy Collection, Vol. 1. From DVD Retailer Movies Unlimited

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One of the most requested film series for DVD, the Andy Hardy films starring Mickey Rooney make a big splash with the release of The Andy Hardy Collection, Vol. 1 from Warner Archives. The six-disc offering is available as a complete set for $59.99 or separately at $19.99 each from Movies Unlimited one of the world’s leading movie retail outfits.

The Andy Hardy Collection, Vol. 1, Mickey Rooney, "Andy Hardy"

The Andy Hardy Collection, Vol. 1

"The audience and I are friends. They allowed me to grow up with them. I've let them down several times. They've let me down several times. But we're all family." Mickey Rooney

MGM produced the Andy Hardy series focusing on the exploits of Mickey Rooney, an All-American teenager living in the Midwest town of Carvel. Sixteen films were produced over a twenty-year period and were a good mix of comedy, family drama and good, American fun. Along with Mickey Rooney, key performers in the series included Lewis Stone as Judge Hardy, Andy’s highly moral father; Fay Holden as Mrs. Hardy; Cecelia Parker as Marian, Andy’s older sister; and Anne Rutherford as Polly Benedict, Andy’s girlfriend. Included in The Andy Hardy Collection, Vol. 1 collection are:

You’re Only Young Once (1937): A vacation to the Catalina Islands proves memorable as Andy finds romance, Marian falls for a married lifeguard/lawyer and Judge Hardy tries to catch a swordfish.

Out West with the Hardys (1938): Judge Hardy takes his family to a ranch where he tries to help a friend and his wife avoid losing their property while Marian falls for an older foreman and Andy’s foolishness leads a prized horse to break its leg.

Judge Hardy and Son (1939): Judge Hardy tries to have Andy help an immigrant family facing eviction and care for his wife suffering from pneumonia.

Andy Hardy Meets Debutante(1940): Andy gets a taste of New York City when he meets the debutante of his dreams. But with friend Betsy Booth (Judy Garland) around, he also discovers there’s no place like home.

Andy Hardy’s Private Secretary (1941): As high school winds down, Andy finds himself too busy to handle everything he’s committed to. So, Andy hires a private secretary (Kathryn Grayson), an idea his girlfriend Polly doesn’t like.

Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941): After high school, Andy heads to New York City with friend Betsy Booth (Judy Gar¬land), but finds that life in the Big Apple has its complications.

Movies Unlimited is one of the oldest and most reliable video retailers in the world, specializing in DVD and Blu-ray titles. The Andy Hardy Collection: Vol. I can be ordered through their http://www.moviesunlimited.com website or by calling 1-800-4-MOVIES. The Philadelphia-based company also publishes the annual encyclopedic 800-page Movies Unlimited DVD Catalog.


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