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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: Mr. Larkin, what about his mind? Did you find him intellegent, witty...
Andrew Delby Larkin: Witty? No, no, not witty, but then you can't judge a man when he's out of a job.
Veronica Fisher: Out of a job!
Andrew Delby Larkin: Well, yes.
Veronica Fisher: He never said anything to me about that.
Andrew Delby Larkin: Well he probably didn't want to worry you. But he thinks you can both live quite comfortably on what you make.
Veronica Fisher: [horrified] Did he ask you what I make?
Andrew Delby Larkin: Well, after all, he is your fiance.
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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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