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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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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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Liza Minnelli says now that her unhappy look at the end of the film resulted in the wardrobe mistress forgetting to give the toddler underpants; hence, when Van Johnson picked the child up, he had his cold hand on her bare bottom. 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: [singing] When they look at me, my heart begins to float / Then it starts a rockin' like a motor boat / Oh! Oh! I never knew any boy like you.
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In the Good Old Summertime
Music by George Evans
Lyrics by Ren Shields
Played during the opening credits and often throughout the picture
Sung by Spring Byington, Van Johnson (uncredited), S.Z. Sakall (uncredited) and Buster Keaton (uncredited)
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Charming.
28 March 2005 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

What a charming, little, easy to watch movie this was.

Nothing great, nothing heavy or new but simply just great easy entertainment with great performances from Judy Garland, Van Johnson and Buster Keaton in a small but fun role and apparently also Liza Minnelli in an even smaller, and her first role.

The story is simple but charming and effective. It's an early version (but not the earliest) of "You've Got Mail". It's not really a musical, just merely a movie that just happen to have some songs in it. The songs are nothing spectacular like you would expect when you hear the word 'musical'. So, if you don't like musical movies this movie might still be very well worth your time as well.

Don't let the year it was made in scare you of. This is a movie that doesn't ever get outdated, mainly thanks to its fun and easy to watch, kind of atmosphere.

7/10

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