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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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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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Trivia

Cinematographer Charles Rosher started the picture, but after several weeks he was replaced by Charles Edgar Schoenbaum. 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 Oh, divljino (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Our Home Town
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Performed by Walter Houston, Mickey Rooney, Gloria DeHaven, Selena Royle (dubbed by Denny Wilson),
Agnes Moorehead, Sylvia Johns, Michael Kirby, Frank Morgan, and Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins (as Butch Jenkins)
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I was disappointed, but...
9 March 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of Mickey Rooney, or if you loved "Ah, Wilderness!" (1935 movie) and "Take Me Along" (Broadway musical version of "Ah, Wilderness!"), you will find this version of Eugene O'Neill's only comedy worth seeing.

Mickey Rooney is in both films. In "Summer Holiday," he does a good job as the older brother, but I liked him better as the little brother in the 1935 movie. Butch Jenkins plays the little brother in "Summer Holiday" (the Mickey Rooney role in the 1935 movie). Somebody must have decided the role was not cute enough, so they gave poor little Butch a lot of extra lines and cutesy costumes. Remembering Mickey's robust performance in the earlier version, I found Butch embarrassing.

The music in "Summer Holiday" is not very inspired. "Take Me Along" has better songs. I don't dislike "Summer Holiday." It just doesn't live up to my expectations of it.


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