+ In 1949, Micky Rooney reprised his 1937 role of "Andy Hardy" (from the hit movie "A Family Affair"), in the Old Time Radio program aptly named "The Hardy Family". Also starring Lewis Stone as Judge James Hardy & Fay Holden as Emily Hardy, "The Hardy Family" broadcast thru 1950, then was rebroadcast on MBS (Mutual Broadcast System) during 1952. The timing for The Hardy Family over Radio could have been better. Mickey Rooney's previous attempt at anchoring a Radio feature had been in Shorty Bell Cub Reporter (1948), a series that aired and folded in three months. Rooney's individual performances over Radio had been in guest starring dramatic roles, usually reprises of his Film roles. Rooney purportedly produced The Hardy Family as part of his deal with M-G-M Radio Attractions. Having brought the core cast of performers to the Radio adaptations, the series promised to maintain the same high quality as the Film features. But by 1949 America had heard literally hundreds of uplifting, family values, smalltown-oriented situation comedies and serials. The only thing really differentiating The Hardy Family over Radio was the long-established chemistry between the principal performers. In that respect, the series didn't disappoint. PLEASE READ HOW TO LISTEN TO THIS CD THESE ARE MP3 CD RECORDINGS IT WILL NOT PLAY IN REGULAR CD PLAYERS
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Please enjoy these 14 old time radio episodes:
+ There is nothing Judge James Hardy enjoys more after a hard days work than to come home and enjoy ...
|N/A||the hardy family andy's jangled nerves||
= An old tradition of the Hardy Family is about to reach an end. Great Grandma stitched the finest q...
|N/A||the hardy family becomes a bachelor||
+ For some strange reason the thing that has had the greatest influence on Andrew in his life has be...
|N/A||the hardy family costume ball aka andy loses his sex appeal||
+ A mans disguise at a masquerade ball is usually the key to his honest opinion of himself. So natur...
|N/A||the hardy family horse race betting||
+ Down through the ages men have been intrigued by get rich quick schemes, the fast, the easy dollar...
|N/A||the hardy family night watchman||
+ Randy Stone covers the night beat for the Chicago Star searching through the city for strange stor...
|N/A||the hardy family skiing star||
+ Andy’s Mother and Father are planning a surprise party for his birthday that night but it is pro...
|N/A||the hardy family the family history||
+ When Judge James Hardy was studying Law his professor used to tell him that a good student should ...
|N/A||the hardy family truth about marriage||
+ Philosophers have said Love is madness and marriage is the institution, which treats it. Well afte...
+ It is Christmas in the Hardy family’s home and Judge and Mrs Hardy are sitting by the fire their...
|N/A||feud jr coc visiting dig||
+ Today it’s Andy Hardy’s birthday and they are planning a surprise party for him so Mother remi...
+ vJudge James Hardy has an article in the morning paper on reckless driving. It’s intended primar...
|01.10.1950||the hardy family junior chamber of commerce visiting dignitary|
|10.24.1950||the hardy family royalty in the family tree||
+ MGM syndication. Andy develops a system for beating the horses. The date is above is the date of...