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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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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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M-G-M's Great American Musical!

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Musical

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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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is the musical version of "Ah, Wilderness". Mickey Rooney appears in both versions. In the original, he is the younger brother, Tommy. In this movie, he is the older brother, Richard. See more »

Goofs

As Uncle Sid prepares to go onto the "field of honor" in the beer drinking contest, he has a mug full of dark beer. It changes to a lighter-colored amber beer in the next shot. 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 Ljuva ungdomstid (1961) See more »

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The Stanley Steamer
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Performed by Mickey Rooney, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Huston, Selena Royle (dubbed by Denny Wilson),
Agnes Moorehead and Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins (as Butch Jenkins)
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A 28 year old high school grad?
24 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Musicalization of Ah! Wilderness is okay with Mickey one of the oldest high school graduates you'll ever see. This was a huge flop upon release and coupled with Rooney's next film Words and Music, also a significant money loser, it signaled the end of his reign as a box office champ and a long slide until he reemerged as a character actor in his up and down career.

It's the supporting cast of Huston, Morgan, Selena Royale and Marilyn Maxwell that make the picture worth seeing. Agnes Moorehead, who looks great in the period costumes, is wasted in the part of Cousin Lily which has been reduced from the original.

Even though it's O'Neill's only comedy the original has touches of drama and pathos all of which have been drained from this. Still a pleasant film with gorgeous color and MGM's accustomed quality production values, the clothes in particular are beautiful, but as musicals go this is minor with no memorable songs nor dances.


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