"Andy Hardy Meets a Debutante"
With the question muttered beneath their breaths, "When will it ever end??", movie audiences are submitting themselves to the latest the Judge Hardy ordeals, "Andy Hardy Meets a Debutante." The substance of the film is an account of the Hardy family's hegira to the big, bad city of New York with various digressions on love, glamour, and Americanism. As the Hardy series progresses, moppet Rooney seems to be developing into a menace of national proportions, and one of the cleverest actors on the screens today. His seene with Judy Garland driving through Central Park at dawn in a carriage is the highest point in a considerably above-sea-level picture.
"Twenty-Mule Team" is a pretty Beery diet for those who do not appreciate the beauties of an unwashed, unshaven unbrushed movie actor. But as a type actor, Wallace Beery is unsurpassed in his field, and his absence from the screen has been a loss which can only he repaired with bigger and better Beerier movies. In any case, "Twenty-Mule Team" will do until a better vehicle comes along.