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Summer Stock (1950)

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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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Jane Falbury
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Joe D. Ross
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Orville Wingait
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Abigail Falbury (as Gloria De Haven)
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Herb Blake
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Jasper G. Wingait
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Harrison I. Keath
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Storyline

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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Judy Garland, Gene Kelly bring on the show with Music - Dancing See more »

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Musical | Romance

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22 January 1951 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Summer Stock  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Judy Garland's last completed film for MGM. She was later cast in Royal Wedding (1951) opposite Fred Astaire, but was replaced by Jane Powell. See more »

Goofs

During the "newspaper dance," it can be seen the papers are printed only on one side, indicating that something other than newsprint stock was used, probably a heavier bond paper that was scored to allow for the clean tears. See more »

Quotes

Joe D. Ross: And then they dance. A nice easy dance. It's a nice easy song.
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Referenced in New York, New York (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Mem'ry Island
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Copyright 1950 by Harry Warren Music, Inc.
Performed by Gloria DeHaven and Hans Conried (dubbed by Pete Roberts)
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Features famous "Get Happy" number...and lots of padding
9 April 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Theater people invade Judy Garland's farm; they want to put on a show in her barn, but will she let her guard down long enough to join them on stage? Since the picture opens with Garland in a musical sequence (performing "If You Feel Like Singing", this film's title overseas) and the information is dropped early on that her property is in dire straits financially, the answer (and the entire plot) is fairly obvious. Some of the numbers are wonderful, particularly the justifiably famous "Get Happy" show-stopper, but several just pad the running-time and the screenplay is second-hand stuff. Gene Kelly does an ingenious bit dancing with a newspaper, but his dumb yokel act with Phil Silvers is excruciating, as is their pseudo-gospel number "Dig For Your Dinner". **1/2 from ****


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