Stars: 4 / 5
Recommendation: A 62 minute short movie that gives the viewers every element involved in an American family and the ups and downs the fight and live with.
A Family Affair is a 1937 American comedy film, the first of the sixteen movies filmed as part of Andy Hardy film series. It is based on the play Skidding by Aurania Rouveroi. The plots in the series revolves around Judge James K. Hardy, his family and his political career; dealing with problems from both sides of his life; living in the fictional town of Carvel.
Judge James K. Hardy faces opposition after he tried to stop the construction of the aqueduct. He also tries to guide his son Andrew "Andy" Hardy (portrayed by Mickey Rooney) and his daughters Marion Hardy (portrayed by Cecilia Parker) and Joan Hardy Martin (played by Julie Haydon). But his political problems start creating problems for him in his personal life and he has no choice but to solve all of them.
This film in general captures the small-time American family dynamics and the ups and down that comes with it; and how the family copes. For this first film the screenplay was written by Kay Van Riper, and the son's role was expanded to showcase Rooney's talent.( Collapse )