maybe not quite as good as “love finds andy hardy,” but a solid throwback nonetheless. this is like the anti-noir or “best years of our lives” and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. this one shows andy hardy returning from wwII with a love interest that goes unfulfilled (again). it’s pretty much the same formula as the other film in this series that i’ve seen, right down to the singing sequence from the woman who ends up making him forget about his love earlier in the film. the father character is great and there are some great comic moments here.