Andy Hardy, now a grown man with a wife and children, returns to his hometown on a business trip and finds himself getting mixed up in local politics.


Howard W. Koch





Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Andy Hardy
Patricia Breslin ... Jane Hardy
Fay Holden ... Mrs. Emily Hardy
Cecilia Parker ... Marian Hardy
Sara Haden ... Aunt Milly Forrest
Joey Forman ... Beezy 'Beez' Anderson
Jerry Colonna ... Doc
Vaughn Taylor ... Thomas Chandler
Frank Ferguson ... Mayor Benson
William Leslie ... Jack Bailey
Tom Duggan Tom Duggan ... Councilman Warren
Jeanne Baird Jeanne Baird ... Sally Anderson
Gina Gillespie ... Cricket Hardy
Jimmy Bates Jimmy Bates ... Chuck
Teddy Rooney ... Andrew 'Andy' Hardy Jr.


Andy Hardy, now a grown man with a wife and children, returns to his hometown on a business trip and finds himself getting mixed up in local politics.

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Lewis Stone is reported as appearing in archive footage. See more »


Near the end of the movie, when the family gathers outside to meet the townspeople, Chuck comes out of the front door twice. See more »


Jimmy 'Jim': Gang, this is my uncle Andy.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of "The End," this film concludes with a title card saying "To Be Continued." But there were no further Hardy films and no continuation. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally, the print ended as Mickey Rooney accepts a judgeship at Carvel and shows him on the judge's bench with the words "to be continued" superimposed on the frame at the end. This is the version currently shown on the Turner Classic Movies channel, but it was for press previews only. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayor changed their minds and decided not to continue the series, so the version released to the public simply ended without reference to Andy Hardy becoming a judge. See more »


Features Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942) See more »


The Octavians
Music and Lyrics by Harold Spina and Mickey Rooney
(Based on the song "America the Beautiful" (1882) by Samuel A. Ward)
Played on piano and sung by the members of the Octavian Club
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failed to revive MGM's flagship series
19 December 2002 | by max von meyerlingSee all my reviews

Andy Hardy Comes Home is pretty terrible. You know you're old when you can remember having seen an Andy Hardy film in the theater. I saw this with full knowledge of the Andy Hardy lore having seen them on TV. If anything this picture proves what Thomas Wolfe said about not being able to go home again.

However what is so interesting about this film is the default story about Andy Hardy wanting to bring an aircraft plant to Carvel against the objection of most of the town. This was done in the light of the complete faith of the time in favor of "progress". The objections of the towns people now seem eminently reasonable. What seemed to be progress now seems suicidal. The Carvels of this world were destroyed by exactly this type of development. Maybe sometimes the most bland film can be a significant social document over and above its quality as a film. Excruciating as drama or comedy, fascinating as social history.

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Release Date:

1 June 1959 (Sweden) See more »

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Box Office


$313,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fryman Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System) (Perspecta Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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