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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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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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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 »

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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: I wish you could read his letters. Then you could see he has such a lofty point of view.
Andrew Delby Larkin: [sitting close and speaking in a low voice] Loft?
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Andrew Delby Larkin: [putting his arm around her shoulders and drawing her close again] Materialistic, too? I'm sorry. I hate to think I've spoiled your Christmas.
Veronica Fisher: Oh, no, you haven't. I supposed I really should be thanking you.
Andrew Delby Larkin: [whispering] You don't have to do that, but you know what I wish you would do. I wish you ...
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A Pleasant Version of the Story Idea
19 August 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This pleasant version of the romance-by-correspondence story is worth seeing for the good cast and for the musical additions. This kind of light story depends heavily on the leads, and they do well here. "The Shop Around the Corner" is still the best version, due in large part to Jimmy Stewart and the rest of a fine cast. The 1990's remake was watchable because of the two sympathetic lead performers, but otherwise its script and direction weighed it down with too much extraneous material. Setting aside comparisons, "In the Good Old Summertime" in itself is enjoyable and is generally well-crafted.

This adaptation makes good use of Judy Garland's talents, and she in turn delivers a fine performance. Van Johnson is agreeable, if sometimes a bit bland, as the leading man. The rest of the cast is good as well, and although Buster Keaton does not get a lot to do, it's still great to see him in the cast. The story in itself is fairly thin, but it has a light, good-natured atmosphere and some lively material. The settings are believable, and they go along well with the story. There's easily enough to make "In the Good Old Summertime" worth seeing.


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