Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 18, 1958

Andy Hardy Comes Home (Fryman; MGM) might well bring the handkerchief industry out of the recession all by itself. For the first time since 1946, Mickey Rooney, now a ripening 35, has dusted off the old studio flats, put them all together and spelled not only MOTHER but all the other ingredients of smalltown nostalgia. It promises to be profitable: the first 15 of the hardy Andy episodes were among the most successful series in movie history, grossing $73,850,000 and making Child Star Rooney the nation's top box-office draw.

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