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In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 29 July 1949 (USA)
Musical remake of Ernst Lubitsch's The Shop Around the Corner (1940).

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Otto Oberkugen (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
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Nellie Burke
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Rudy Hansen
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Hickey
Marcia Van Dyke ...
Louise Parkson
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Aunt Addie
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

I Don't Care  »

Box Office

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$3,400,000 (USA)
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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

Judy Garland's deleted song "Last Night When We Were Young" still survives in excellent condition and is included on the DVD box set "That's Entertainment! The Complete Collection" from Warner Home Video. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Featured in So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Merry Christmas
(uncredited)
Music by Fred Spielman
Lyrics by Janice Torre
Sung by Judy Garland
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A real treat for Garland fans
15 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Pleasant atmosphere and songs fill out this cozy situational period piece. Garland seems at ease and Johnson pulls it off -- they play co-workers who despise each other at work, but are secretly in love as correspondents through the mail. Similar to "Meet Me in St. Louis", without its excellence in story and character, but with much of the same studio-concocted charm. Keaton does a few falls, making the best of his last MGM film.


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