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In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 29 July 1949 (USA)
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
Rudy Hansen
Marcia Van Dyke ...
Louise Parkson
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 <albl@inforamp.net>

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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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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The film's working title was "The Girl From Chicago". 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: You're not the only one who's getting engaged. I mean, he hasn't asked me yet. And he might not, but then again...
Andrew Delby Larkin: He might. Well as a matter of fact, I happen to know it will happen.
Veronica Fisher: What do you mean you know it will happen?
Andrew Delby Larkin: I might as well tell you, he came to see me the other day.
Veronica Fisher: Who?
Andrew Delby Larkin: Your fiance. I had a pretty tough time with him too. You know he just didn't believe you when you wrote and told him I meant nothing to you.
Veronica Fisher: I just can't rap my head around this. He came to see you?
Andrew Delby Larkin: See me, ...
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Music by François-Joseph Gossec
Played on the violin by Otto in his office and often throughout the picture
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Judy Garland and Van Johnson are delightful together in this comedic romp!
20 January 2002 | by (xxxx) – See all my reviews

You've got to admit, Judy Garland never looked prettier or acted funnier than she did in this movie. The plot line is simple yet complicated: Boy and girl write to each other. They fall in love. They meet, not knowing that the other is really their pen pal. They hate each other. Boy figures it out. Boy falls for girl. Girl falls for boy. You can only guess the ending. They made a re-make with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, now known as "You've Got Mail." It was one of my favorites and when I found out that Judy Garland was in the second movie based on the story, I had to have it! I'm so glad that I bought it. I love this movie. The songs "I Don't Care" and "Barbershop Chord" are ADORABLE! I suggest that anyone who likes Judy Garland or a good old fashioned movie. Definitely one of her best!

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