Out West with the Hardys (1938)

84-85 mins | Comedy-drama | 25 November 1938

Director:

George B. Seitz

Cinematographer:

Lester White

Editor:

Ben Lewis

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

This was the fifth in the M-G-M Hardy Family series. For additional information on the series, see the entry above for A Family Affair and consult the Series Index. ...

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This was the fifth in the M-G-M Hardy Family series. For additional information on the series, see the entry above for A Family Affair and consult the Series Index.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
19 Nov 1938
p. 3
Film Daily
12 Dec 1938
p. 10
Hollywood Reporter
21 Sep 1938
p. 3
Hollywood Reporter
24 Sep 1938
p. 10
Hollywood Reporter
19 Nov 1938
p. 3
Motion Picture Daily
29 Nov 1938
p. 4
Motion Picture Herald
5 Nov 1938
p. 27
Motion Picture Herald
26 Nov 1938
p. 24, 27
New York Times
9 Dec 1938
p. 31
Variety
23 Nov 1938
p. 14
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir assoc
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
MUSIC
Mus score
SOUND
Rec dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on characters created by Aurania Rouverol.
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 November 1938
Production Date:
21 Sep--10 Nov 1938
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Loew's Inc.
21 November 1938
LP8464
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
84-85
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
4821
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

When Carvel Judge James K. Hardy receives an urgent note from his old friend and childhood sweetheart Dora Northcote, he decides to take the Hardy family West to the ranch which Dora and her husband Bill own near Medville, Arizona. It seems that Dora and Bill are in danger of losing their ranch because H. R. Bruxton, who holds the water rights to their property, is threatening to cut off their water. The judge's son Andy is ready to be an old-fashioned cowboy, even though the ranch is very modern, and dresses up in chaps and a ten-gallon hat. Because he has had a silly quarrel with his girl friend, Polly Benedict, Andy is hoping for new female companionship, but finds only "Jake," the little daughter of ranch foreman Ray Holt. Jake and Andy become friends while his sister Marian, who has had a fight with her boyfriend, Dennis Hunt, back home, becomes infatuated with Ray, who is a widower. While the judge and his wife Emily try to help the Northcotes, Andy tries to prove himself as a cowboy. At the same time, Marian and Ray decide that they want to marry. Realizing that Marian is not ready to care for a daughter as well as a husband, Judge Hardy suggests that she care for Jake for a while. Jake's dirty tricks and Marian's failure to take care of a household even for a few hours convinces her that she cannot marry Jay Andy, however, is still trying to show off and while riding Jake's horse, he entangles it in a lariat, and the horse breaks his leg. Jake's grief makes ...

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When Carvel Judge James K. Hardy receives an urgent note from his old friend and childhood sweetheart Dora Northcote, he decides to take the Hardy family West to the ranch which Dora and her husband Bill own near Medville, Arizona. It seems that Dora and Bill are in danger of losing their ranch because H. R. Bruxton, who holds the water rights to their property, is threatening to cut off their water. The judge's son Andy is ready to be an old-fashioned cowboy, even though the ranch is very modern, and dresses up in chaps and a ten-gallon hat. Because he has had a silly quarrel with his girl friend, Polly Benedict, Andy is hoping for new female companionship, but finds only "Jake," the little daughter of ranch foreman Ray Holt. Jake and Andy become friends while his sister Marian, who has had a fight with her boyfriend, Dennis Hunt, back home, becomes infatuated with Ray, who is a widower. While the judge and his wife Emily try to help the Northcotes, Andy tries to prove himself as a cowboy. At the same time, Marian and Ray decide that they want to marry. Realizing that Marian is not ready to care for a daughter as well as a husband, Judge Hardy suggests that she care for Jake for a while. Jake's dirty tricks and Marian's failure to take care of a household even for a few hours convinces her that she cannot marry Jay Andy, however, is still trying to show off and while riding Jake's horse, he entangles it in a lariat, and the horse breaks his leg. Jake's grief makes Andy realize his stupidity, and he borrows money from his father, using his beloved car as collateral, to pay for a veterinarian who can save the horse. Feeling that he has found a way to help the Northcotes, the judge invests his own money in a real estate scheme, but it backfires and the Hardys also face losing everything. Back in Carvel, the judge's despondency is cured when Emily shows him a map pattern on an old Indian blanket which the Northcotes gave to the family as a parting gift. The map shows conclusively that the Northcotes can divert the water back to their own property, thus saving everyone from financial ruin. The Hardy children's love lives are also saved from ruin when Marian makes up with Dennis and Andy is warmly greeted by Polly at a party at her house.

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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