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Summer Holiday (1948)

 -  Musical  -  16 April 1948 (USA)
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Danville, Connecticut at the turn of the century. Young Richard Miller lives in a middle-class neighborhood with his family. He is in love with the girl next-door, Muriel, but her father ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Muriel McComber (as Gloria De Haven)
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Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins ...
Tommy Miller (as Butch Jenkins)
Marilyn Maxwell ...
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Selena Royle ...
Mrs. Essie Miller
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Shirley Johns ...
Hal Hackett ...
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Elsie Rand (as Ann Francis)
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Danville, Connecticut at the turn of the century. Young Richard Miller lives in a middle-class neighborhood with his family. He is in love with the girl next-door, Muriel, but her father isn't too happy with their puppy-love, since Richard always share his revolutionary ideas with her. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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16 April 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ah, Wilderness!  »

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$2,258,325 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Three deleted Harry Warren-Ralph Blane songs are featured on the 2004 soundtrack CD from Rhino Handmade: "Never Again," sung by Frank Morgan and Agnes Moorehead; "Wish I Had a Braver Heart," sung by Gloria DeHaven; and "Omar and the Princess," sung by Mickey Rooney and Miss DeHaven in an elaborate Persian fantasy sequence. See more »

Goofs

Both the man and the woman portraying the "American Gothic" couple cast shadows on the background as they step into frame, revealing the house behind them is a painted flat. See more »

Quotes

Richard Miller: Mankind was better off when lived in the Dark Ages. When everybody went around naked!
Uncle Sid: Well, maybe so. But today it might interfere with your social life.
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Version of Oh, divljino (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Dan-Dan-Dannville High
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Performed by the graduates of Dannville High
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An unusual way of doing something old
17 February 2002 | by (Watervliet, NY USA) – See all my reviews

The play on which it was based was a piece of homey Americana and this version continues that. True Mickey Rooney sometimes overacts but he is a real personality and believable. The idea of singing some of the speeches is what's unusual and I believe it works. It sets this film apart from the rest. I always felt the bar room scene was almost a different play and it's done well especially by M. Maxwell. Have you noticed that her hat and dress changes color depending on how Mickey sees her in that scene?


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