Love Finds Andy Hardy is a 1938 American romantic comedy film that tells the story of a teenage boy who becomes entangled with three different girls all at the same time. It stars Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Ann Rutherford, Mary Howard and Gene Reynolds; the screenplay was written by William Ludwig, from stories by Vivien R. Bretherton, based upon characters created by Aurania Rouverol, it was directed by George B. Seitz. In 2000, Love Finds Andy Hardy was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant"; this was the first film in which Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer recorded at least part of the soundtrack in stereophonic sound, a practice, used for a number of MGM musical comedies beginning the late 1930s. The film was presented in standard monaural sound, it is December 1938 in the town of Carvel. Andy Hardy is putting a down payment on a used car, desperate to take his girlfriend Polly Benedict to the Christmas Eve dance in his own car.
When Polly tells Andy she will be visiting her grandmother for the next three weeks and will not be able to attend the Christmas Eve dance with him, Andy vows to attend the dance alone. Judge Hardy, Andy’s father encounters his son, who broaches the subject of car ownership, but Judge Hardy tells Andy that he cannot have his own car. Returning home for the evening, Judge Hardy runs into 12-year-old Betsy Booth, staying with her grandparents for the Christmas holiday. Betsy’s grandmother has been effusive about Andy Hardy and Betsy is thrilled to learn he will be her next door neighbor during her stay. Judge Hardy’s wife, receives a telegram that evening informing her that her mother has had a stroke. Emily and her sister leave for rural Canada to care for their mother. Andy meets Betsy. Betsy is taken with Andy but he does not reciprocate her admiration. Beezy, Andy’s friend, asks Andy to date Cynthia, Beezy’s girlfriend, while Beezy is out of town over the Christmas holiday period, so that she will avoid other men.
Beezy promises to pay 50 cents a week for expenses for his efforts. Andy needs the money to purchase his car, so he agrees. Andy starts going out with Cynthia, but she is bored by sports activities, they find they only get along when they are busy kissing. Betsy gives Andy a handsome new radiator cap for his anticipated car, after he leaves she sadly sings “In-Between.” One morning Andy receives a telegram from Polly saying she will be home for the Christmas Eve dance after all. Andy telephones her saying, he thereafter opens a letter from Beezy. Beezy wrote saying. Betsy, from a moneyed family, offers to help Andy pay for his car; that evening he tells his father about the mess. Judge Hardy explains his point of view about spending money on a car versus putting it aside as savings—and discloses his deep concern for Andy’s mother. Judge Hardy would like to convey a message to his wife, but there is no telephone at her mother’s home and Emily finds telegrams unnerving. Andy suggests a message be sent to their mother via ham radio in lieu of sending her a telegram.
Andy brings Judge Hardy to the home of twelve-year-old ham radio operator James McMann Jr and he sends a message to Mrs. Hardy. Judge Hardy is so impressed with James’s help and his son’s ingenuity that he pays the last $8 for Andy’s car. Betsy deceives Cynthia into thinking. Andy feels relieved to be able to date Polly again. Andy tries to clear things up with Polly but, having learned of his fling with Cynthia, she angrily tells Andy that she won’t go to the dance with him because she has a date with a college boy. Christmas Eve finds Andy wholly dejected at the prospect of not having a date for the dance—but when Betsy comes over in her evening gown he decides to take her to the dance. At the dance Polly's date asks her to perform. Betsy and Andy lead the dance in a grand march. Late that evening at home after the dance, Betsy Booth and the Hardy family are gathered together around the Christmas tree when Mrs. Hardy unexpectedly returns home—her mother is getting better. On Christmas Day Betsy explains everything to Polly.
Polly and her date from the dance come over to the Hardy home, Polly’s date turns out to be her cousin. Betsy leaves. Polly and Andy make up. Production Dates: mid-May to mid-June 1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy placed ninth in Film Daily's annual poll of the top films of 1938 Mickey Rooney began to receive "star billing" in subsequent films due to his success in Love Finds Andy Hardy, worked on this film with Boys Town; the film was a big hit, earning $1,637,000 in the US and Canada and $610,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $1,345,000. Andy Hardy Love Finds Andy Hardy on IMDb Love Finds Andy Hardy at AllMovie Love Finds Andy Hardy at the TCM Movie Database Love Finds Andy Hardy at
The French brig Colombe was launched in 1795 for the French Navy. She had a minor role in the mutiny on HMS Danae; the British captured her in 1803. She never served on active duty in the Royal Navy but instead was laid-up, she was broken up in 1811. Colombe had been built as a one-off to plans by Pierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait that Pierre Ozanne had modified, she was flat-bottomed. Contemporary records suggest that her design was appropriate for vessels intended to guard river openings. Colombe may have been a smaller version of the contemporary Etna-class corvettes. HMS Danae: On 14 March 1800 mutineers took control of Danae; the following morning Danae reached Le Conquet in Finistère, where they met up with Colombe, which Danae had herself chased into the port. Danae and Colombe sailed together to Brest. On the way the frigates Anson and Boadicea chased them before breaking off after the mutineers falsely signaled that they were in pursuit of Colombe; the French treated Captain Lord William Proby, his officers, the loyal seamen well, paroled them.
French records state that Colombe, under the command of capitaine de frégate Julien, encountered Danae at Pointe Saint-Mathieu. Capture: On 18 June 1803, Dragon and Endymion captured Colombe. Colombe was pierced for 16 guns, she had a crew of 65 men under the command of lieutenant de vaisseau Caro. Colombe had been returning from Martinique and was bound for Brest when the British captured her off Ouessant. Colombe was unarmed when captured. By one contemporary account, her cannons were in the hold. Admiralty records indicated that she had left her 12-pounder guns in Martinique; when she arrived at Plymouth, Colombe reported that she was the forerunner of a French fleet from Martinique consisting of a Seventy-four, two frigates, 60 merchant vessels. Dragon communicated this intelligence to the Channel fleet, which dispersed to attempt to intercept what they could. Colombe arrived at Plymouth on 6 July. Royal Navy nominally never fitted or commissioned her; the Principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy offered the sloop Colombe, lying at Plymouth, for sale on 18 October 1810.
Despite her sale being advertised several times, she did not sell. She was docked at Plymouth on 2 July 1811 for breaking up. Citations References Fonds Marine. Campagnes. Inventaire de la sous-série Marine BB4. Tome premier: BB1 à 209 Winfield, Rif. British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1-86176-246-1. Winfield, Rif & Stephen S Roberts French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786 - 1861: Design Construction and Fates.. ISBN 9781848322042
The Parks P-1 was an American three-seat sport biplane, built in the late 1920s. Based in St. Louis, pilot and entrepreneur Oliver Parks founded an air school and aircraft manufacturing business shortly after Lindbergh's 1927 transatlantic flight. Parks modified it for production; the P-1 was built in a new facility in Illinois. The P-1 was open cockpit biplane with conventional landing gear; the fuselage was constructed of welded steel tubing with aircraft fabric covering. The P-1 was both sold as a commercial aircraft and placed into service as a trainer at Parks Air College. Although the OX-5 engine was out of production since 1917, there were still enough war surplus engines available at low enough cost to justify installing them on the 1929 design; this made the P-1 the last new aircraft produced using the outdated engine. Parks located his engines by sending out his associate, Joeseph Wecker, to buy OX-5 engines from flight schools in the region. Production ended at number 45, before the onset of the Great Depression and the temporary takeover of the company by the Detroit Aircraft Corporation.
While part of the Detroit Aircraft Corporation, one experimental P-1 was modified with a faired in, tail mounted, all-plane parachute. It was filmed in a live deployment for Paramount Sound News; the 60 ft diameter Russell parachute was designed to hold 2600 to 3000 lbs. A secondary 24 ft diameter parachute was installed for the pilot. One P-1 has been restored and displayed at the EAA airshow at Oshkosh, Wisconsin winning the award for outstanding open cockpit aircraft in 1992. Parks P-1 45 units built, based on the Kreider-Reisner Challenger. Parks P-1H Powered by a 100hp Kinner K-5, received ATC on 23 November 1932. 7 aircraft modified as the Hammond 100 Sportster. Parks P-1T Powered by a 115hp Milwaukee Tank engine. Parks P-1X Three-seater with a 90hp Curtiss OX-5 engine. Data from Specifications of American Commercial AirplanesGeneral characteristics Crew: 1 Capacity: 2 passengers Length: 24 ft 7 in Wingspan: 29 ft 8 in Height: 9 ft 4 in Wing area: 290 sq ft Empty weight: 1,311 lb Gross weight: 2,078 lb Fuel capacity: 35 US gal Powerplant: 1 × Curtiss OX-5 water-cooled V8 engine, 90 hp Performance Maximum speed: 102 mph Cruise speed: 90 mph Range: 305 mi Service ceiling: 11,000 ft Rate of climb: 500 ft/min Aircraft of comparable role and era Travel Air 2000, 3000 and 4000 "Specifications of American Commercial Airplanes".
Aviation. Vol. 28 no. 12. March 22, 1930. Pp. 606–611. Video of a P-1 aircraft parachute test Image of a P-1