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Cole Porter's "Easy to Love," partially sung by Lee Wilde, then danced by Lee and Lyn Wilde at Joe's Place, had been intended for an earlier Hardy film. The ballad was set for Judy Garland to sing in Life Begins for Andy Hardy, but this song, along with three other Garland vocals, was cut from the film. Judy's prerecording of the Porter classic can be listened to on the Rhino CD, "Judy Garland: Collectors' Gems from the M-G-M Films."

MGM originally intended to continue the Hardy family pictures without Mickey Rooney, who was overseas in the Army. The New York Times reported in February 1945 that author Booth Tarkington had been hired by MGM to write a film story to feature Lewis Stone, Fay Holden and Sara Haden in their usual roles. The film was never made and Mickey Rooney was back by the time the next Hardy family film went before the cameras.

The fourteenth of sixteen Andy Hardy films starring Mickey Rooney.


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