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Andy Hardy's Dilemma

A Lesson in Mathematics - And Other Things

(B&W, 18 minutes)
(copyrighted 1940, according to title cel)

This is not a regular Andy Hardy episode, but a short subject promoting the Community Chest.

Andy tries to talk his dad (Judge Hardy) into buying him a car for 200 bucks. Judge Hardy just happens to have $200 that he was about to donate to charity. So he tells Andy he will use the money to buy him a new car if Andy thinks that is a better deal than the charity donation.

So Andy finds a car for $200 and they take it for a spin. Judge Hardy has him stop in at a day nursery and have a look around. After seeing the place and listening to what the people are doing there, Andy decides that is definitely worth a $50 donation.

So, back to the car lot and Andy finds a car for $150. as they are test-driving this car, they stop in at a community house...

And so it goes. They also visit an orthopaedic hospital and a Salvation Army home for women. After stopping at each organization, Andy agrees that the Judge's money is better spent supporting these charities, so they return to the car lot to test drive a cheaper car. Judge Hardy donates $50.00 at each charity organization until there is no money left for a car.

Finally Judge Hardy gives Andy $10 to fix his existing car. But Andy finds a better use even for that!

Many Americans who watch Judge Hardy today may find his values quaint and obsolete. Too bad for America.


Crew:
Directed by: George B. Seitz
Written by: Carey Wilson
Director of Photography: Merritt Gerstad
Released: March 1942 (?)
Title Card Copyright Date: 1942


Cast:
Lewis Stone ... Judge Hardy
Mickey Rooney ... Andy Hardy
Additional Cast:
Rand Brooks ... Mechanic
Roger Moore ... Used Car Mechanic
Ann Rutherford ... Polly Benedict
Carey Wilson ... Narrator

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Community House

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