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Summer Stock (1950)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 5 January 1951 (Australia)
A small-town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne'er-do-well sister.

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As a favor to her actress sister Abigail, New England farmer Jane Falbury allows a group of actors use her barn as a theater for their play. In return, the cast and crew have to help her with the farm chores. During rehearsals, Jane finds herself falling for the show's director, Joe Ross, who also happens to be engaged to the show's leading lady-- Abigail. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Musical | Romance

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5 January 1951 (Australia)  »

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Casa, Comida e Carinho  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The "Earthbuster" tractor is a 1949 Ford 8N model. See more »

Goofs

During the "Newspaper Dance" Gene Kelly wads up a full sheet of newspaper, drops it, then kicks it. It lands near the risers to the right of the frame. It is still there when he dances up the risers. In the next scene it is gone as he walks past where it was. See more »

Quotes

Joe D. Ross: And then they dance. A nice easy dance. It's a nice easy song.
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Featured in Vito (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Friendly Star
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Copyright 1950 by Harry Warren Music, Inc.
Performed by Judy Garland
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Bright Musical
12 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

To look at "Summer Stock" you wouldn't think there were any challenges. Everyone seems to be having a happy time.

The remarkable thing is how Judy Garland's weight problems, due to over eating and drugs, were covered up. She looks fresh and bubbly, along with here co-star, Gene Kelly, who was pushing 40, and hankering to get on to more ambitious film projects.

The two are perfectly paired and, with the comedy of Phil Silvers and "other woman" of Gloria DeHaven, this musical comes off swimmingly.

I really love Judy's renditions of the joyous "Hello, Neighbor," the lovely "Friendly Star," and the show-stopping, "Get Happy." Her voice is in fine condition, and is a pleasure to hear. Kelly dances up a storm, and the entire production smiles with good cheer.

As one of Judy's songs go, "If You Feel Like Singing . . . Sing!" She does, and we are the lucky recipients.


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