GenreComedy, Family, Romance Music directorDaniele Amfitheatrof LanguageEnglish
WriterAurania Rouverol, Agnes Christine Johnston Release dateDecember 1942 (1942-12) CastMickey Rooney (Andy Hardy), Ann Rutherford (Polly Benedict), Esther Williams (Sheila Brooks), Lewis Stone (Judge James K. Hardy), Cecilia Parker (Marian Hardy), Fay Holden (Mrs. Emily Hardy) Similar moviesLife Begins for Andy Hardy, Judge Hardy and Son, Andy Hardy Meets Debutante, Andy Hardy Comes Home, The Courtship of Andy Hardy, Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
TaglineIT'S A ROMANTIC BATTLE-ROYAL!
Andy Hardy's Double Life is a 1942 comedy film directed by George B. Seitz. It was the thirteenth installment of MGM's enormously popular Andy Hardy film series starring Mickey Rooney as the title character.
The movie included the feature film debut of Esther Williams. It was the last Hardy film to include the character Polly Benedict, Andy's long-suffering sweetheart, as well as the last to feature Ann Rutherford (who had taken over the role of Polly in the second film of the series).
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Preparing himself for college life, Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) promises himself to put an end to his flirting ways and attempts to organize his finances by selling his old car. Things become complicated when his love interest Polly (Ann Rutherford) introduces him to a seductive psychology student (Esther Williams), while his friends continue to delay the payment for his automobile. Andy also tries his best to help his sister Marian (Cecilia Parker) with her own relationship problems and takes an interest in assisting his father Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone) with a complicated case involving an injured boy (Bobby Blake).
Lewis Stone as Judge Hardy
Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy
Cecilia Parker as Marian Hardy
Fay Holden as Mrs. Hardy
Ann Rutherford as Polly Benedict
Sara Haden as Aunt Milly
Esther Williams as Sheila Brooks
William Lundigan as Jeff Willis
Robert Pittard as Botsy
Bobby Blake as "Tooky" Stedman
Susan Peters as Sue
According to MGM records the film earned $1,782,000 in the US and Canada and $865,000 elsewhere, making a profit of $1,499,000.