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Event: 'A Family Affair' Print
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Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:45 am
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

(1937) Fine old-fashioned and full-blooded family melodrama in which Judge Hardy (Lionel Barrymore) rescues the town from an aqueduct scam while saving the marriage of his eldest daughter (Cecilia Parker). Directed by George B. Seitz, the picture’s strong success spawned 15 sequels in a series that came to focus more on the judge’s teenage son (Mickey Rooney) than the role of sage family patriarch created by Barrymore but thereafter played by Lewis Stone. In 1942 the series received a special Oscar for “representing the American way of life.” The original is dated entertainment but still of interest for its idealistic view of family life.  (A-I -- general patronage) TCM (cable)



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