The Hardly Boys in Hardly Gold


by Microcinema

Beautifully shot in 35-mm, THE HARDLY BOYS IN HARDLY GOLD is a high-comedy action adventure written and directed by artist William Wegman, starring his well-known Weimaraners, Fay Ray, Battina, Crooky and Chundo. The Hardly family spends its summers at the Hardly Inn in Maine, where the Hardly Boys play tennis, croquet, badminton, and hunt butterflies. Following in their mother’s footsteps, the “Boys” have also become avid amateur detectives. To honor the Hardly Boys’ timely detective work last summer, Chip’s Aunt Gladiola invites them to lunch, but after a canoe trip across the lake to Aunt Gladiola’s, the “Boys” find themselves in the midst of a mysterious and evil plot masterminded by the Nurse and the Caretaker. Where’s Aunt Gladiola, what is happening at her garnet mine, and why is the town’s water supply threatened? Join the Hardly Boys in solving this most puzzling mystery . . . Further Information: SPECIAL FEATURES: DOG BASEBALL (3:26) Saturday Night Live commissioned William Wegman to make this short fi lm in 1986. PINE TREE FROSTY (1:45) Chundo devours an ice cream cone. DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY William Wegman, Andrea Beeman and Jason Burch reminisce about the Hardly Boys shoot. HANDS’ COMMENTARY Entertaining anecdotes from the crew whose gestures animate Fay Ray, Battina, Crooky and Chundo. THE HARDLY BOYS’ FAVORITE MOVIES Two vintage Rangeley Chamber of Commerce films, “The Rest of Your Life” (20:25) and “Maine’s Rangeley Lakes Region” (12:13).