When an elderly couple is faced with eviction, Judge Hardy unleashes Carvel's secret weapon: his son, the irrepressible Andy Hardy! Suspecting that the couple (character great Maria Ouspenskaya alongside Egon Brecher) is concealing the existence of an estranged daughter Judge Hardy (Lewis Stone) tasks Andy (Mickey Rooney) with finding that daughter. Acting on a hunch, Andy decides to investigate any local girls who have the middle initial "V". Narrowing the field to three, Andy finds himself juggling romances while trying to stay true to real gal pal Polly Benedict (Ann Rutherford). But things take a sudden serious turn for the worse when Andy's beloved mother (Fay Holden) falls seriously ill. Studio chief Louis Mayer had a personal interest in the Andy Hardy series, crafting the town of Carvel into his own ideal of Americana. Andy's deeply moving heartfelt prayer for the health of his mother has been attributed to Mr. Mayer, himself!
If Judge Hardy and Son had been filmed in the 1990s, it would have been titled Andy Hardy VII. In this latest edition of MGM's "Hardy Family" series, the kindly Judge (Lewis Stone) wrestles with two problems. He must rescue an elderly couple from eviction, and he must cope with his wife's (Fay Holden) life threatening illness. This time around, the romantic entanglements of son Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) take second place to Andy's anguish over his mother's condition. It needs hardly be said that Mom recovers and the family is happy again at fade-out time. - Hal Erickson, Rovi.
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