Show Business: Andy Hardy Comes Home

Mickey Rooney gets his second chance in Sugar Babies

Forty years ago, when people still cried at tearjerkers, it would have made a great movie. A cheeky kid becomes the country's top box office draw, goes off to war, comes back and discovers that nobody loves a 30-year-old brat. He spends too much, drinks too much and wives too much. At the studios, they don't even know his name, except as a joke. He gets older, paunchier and balder, but though few seem to know it, he is still one of the best actors in the business. Then he finds himself in...

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