A serious departure in MGM's highly successful "Andy Hardy" series finds Rooney as the prodigal. The recent high school graduate has a heart-to-heart discussion with his father, Stone, about his future. Not wanting to follow immediately in his father's footsteps, Rooney's ambition is to
go off to New York and "find himself." Though they don't agree with him, the Hardys let their son go off to New York City. There he joins his long-suffering friend Garland (in her third and last film in the "Hardy" series, though she continued to work onscreen with Rooney in other films). After
much difficulty, Rooney finds a job as an office boy for the paltry sum of $10 a week. He...