In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

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



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Complete credited cast:
Otto Oberkugen (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
Nellie Burke
Clinton Sundberg ...
Rudy Hansen
Marcia Van Dyke ...
Louise Parkson
Lillian Bronson ...
Aunt Addie


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 <>

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Release Date:

29 July 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Don't Care  »

Box Office


$3,400,000 (USA)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


As late as 1948, Peter Lawford and June Allyson were announced as the stars. See more »


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 »


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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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.


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