You’re Only Young Once (1937): Seitz’s Second Installment in the Andy Hardy Series, Starring Mickey Rooney

George B. Seitz directed You’re Only Young Once, the second chapter in the Andy Hardy series of 16 films.

Judge James K. Hardy and his family are excited about the summer, though everyone has a different plan.

James decides to book a cottage in Santa Catalina Island in order to fish there. Once arrived, the other family members begin to look for other activities.

Daughter Marian shows interest in lifeguard Bill Rand, a recently divorced man not looking for permanent relationship, while son Andy falls for the charms of Geraldine “Jerry” Lane, a wealthy teenager.

Lewis Stone Judge James K. ‘Jim’ Hardy
Mickey Rooney Andrew ‘Andy’ Hardy
Cecilia Parker Marian Hardy
Fay Holden Mrs. Emily Hardy
Frank Craven Frank Redmond
Ann Rutherford Polly Benedict
Eleanor Lynn Geraldine ‘Jerry’ Lane
Ted Pearson Bill Rand
Sara Haden Aunt Milly Forrest