Rooney captured the ANDY HARDY series with this film and never let go. In the third film of the series, the Hardy family travels to Washington, D.C., with judge Stone, who has to sit in on important utilities hearings. This meshed well with the current headlines in 1938 which involved the
Tennessee Valley Authority as well as Supreme Court rulings on utility companies. Rooney, as usual, has girl troubles, and, at one point, teaches a marvelously energetic dance--"the Big Apple"--to Laurent, the daughter of the French ambassador. Clarke plays Rooney's aunt for this film, temporarily
replacing Sara Haden. It's good innocent fun and Rooney's a delight to watch.