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In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

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Musical remake of 1940 "Shop Around the Corner" by Lubitch.

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Otto Oberkugen (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
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Clinton Sundberg ...
Rudy Hansen
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Marcia Van Dyke ...
Louise Parkson
Lillian Bronson ...
Aunt Addie
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It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike which intensifies when, later on, Andrew is forced to hire Veronica as a saleslady at Oberkugen's music store. What the two don't know is that while they may argue and fight constantly throughout the day, they are actually engaged in an innocent, romantic and completely anonymous relationship by night, through the post office. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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29 July 1949 (USA)  »

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I Don't Care  »

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$3,400,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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The deleted song "Last Night When We Were Young" (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg), sung by a heartbroken Judy Garland in her bedroom, already had been cut from an earlier picture: Metropolitan (1935), vocalized by Lawrence Tibbett, who also made a commercial recording for Victor. Miss Garland, after discovering the Tibbett record, considered this impassioned lament her favorite song. Judy's prerecording was issued on several albums by MGM Records over two decades, beginning in 1951 with the 10-inch LP "Judy Garland Sings." On CD, the audio is featured on the Rhino Handmade release of the soundtrack, which is paired with the score of Miss Garland's Summer Stock (1950). On three notable occasions, Miss Garland returned to "Last Night When We Were Young": together with acclaimed jazz pianist Joe Bushkin on her half-hour CBS-TV special (with Nelson Riddle serving as the arranger and conductor), broadcast the evening of October 8, 1956 on General Electric Theater (1953); for her best-selling Capitol album, released in October 1956, simply entitled "Judy," arranged and conducted by Mr. Riddle, the LP updated to a Collectibles CD which also contains Garland's 1955 Capitol album, "Miss Show Business"; and for the February 23, 1964 telecast of her CBS series, The Judy Garland Show (1963). See more »

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When singing "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland", Veronica lifts the harp several times. Sometimes the bottom of the harp is plain wood, but sometimes it is covered with green felt. See more »

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Veronica Fisher: Did you find him attractive?
Andrew Delby Larkin: Yes, I thought so. But don't you go changing him. Don't put him on any diets.
Veronica Fisher: Would you say he was fat?
Andrew Delby Larkin: Personally I like that little tummy of his. Gives him a nice homey look. And as for his being bald...
Veronica Fisher: Bald!
Veronica Fisher: I don't think anyone would notice. The way he lets those few hairs in the back grow long and combs them up over his head, coming down behind his ears. It's ingenius really. And after all, that's what you want in a husband isn't it?
Veronica Fisher: [in a daze] Yes, that's ...
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Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played briefly on the piano in the restaurant
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Judy Garland and Van Johnson are delightful together in this comedic romp!
20 January 2002 | by (xxxx) – See all my reviews

You've got to admit, Judy Garland never looked prettier or acted funnier than she did in this movie. The plot line is simple yet complicated: Boy and girl write to each other. They fall in love. They meet, not knowing that the other is really their pen pal. They hate each other. Boy figures it out. Boy falls for girl. Girl falls for boy. You can only guess the ending. They made a re-make with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, now known as "You've Got Mail." It was one of my favorites and when I found out that Judy Garland was in the second movie based on the story, I had to have it! I'm so glad that I bought it. I love this movie. The songs "I Don't Care" and "Barbershop Chord" are ADORABLE! I suggest that anyone who likes Judy Garland or a good old fashioned movie. Definitely one of her best!


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