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Director:
Writers:
George Wells (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
22 January 1951 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Judy Garland, Gene Kelly bring on the show with Music - Dancing See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Judy's charming MGM swan song... See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Judy Garland ... Jane Falbury

Gene Kelly ... Joe D. Ross

Eddie Bracken ... Orville Wingait

Gloria DeHaven ... Abigail Falbury (as Gloria De Haven)
Marjorie Main ... Esme

Phil Silvers ... Herb Blake

Ray Collins ... Jasper G. Wingait
Nita Bieber ... Sarah Higgins
Carleton Carpenter ... Artie

Hans Conried ... Harrison I. Keath
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Adcock ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Erville Alderson ... Zeb (uncredited)
Bette Arlen ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Woman at Barn Dance (uncredited)
George Bunny ... Townsman (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... Frank (uncredited)
Roy Butler ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bridget Carr ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)

Michael Chapin ... Boy (uncredited)
Jeanne Coyne ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Joan Dale ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Jack Daley ... Producer (uncredited)
Johnny Duncan ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Eugene Freedley ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Clerk (uncredited)
A. Cameron Grant ... Producer (uncredited)
Carol Haney ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Betty Hannon ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Dickie Humphreys ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Teddy Infuhr ... A Boy (uncredited)
Rena Lenart ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Arthur M. Loew Jr. ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Bert May ... Dancer (uncredited)
Frank Pharr ... Townsman (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Man at Barn Dance (uncredited)
Don Powell ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Elynne Ray ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Marilyn Reiss ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Joe Roach ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Albert Ruiz ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Almira Sessions ... Constance Fliggerton (uncredited)
Kathryn Sheldon ... Amy Fliggerton (uncredited)
Reginald Simpson ... Producer (uncredited)
Henry Sylvester ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jimmy Thompson ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Joanne Tree ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Dorothy Tuttle ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
Bunny Waters ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Carol West ... Stock Company Member (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Walters 
 
Writing credits
George Wells (screenplay) and
Sy Gomberg (screenplay)

Sy Gomberg (story)

Produced by
Joe Pasternak .... producer
 
Original Music by
Conrad Salinger (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert H. Planck (director of photography) (as Robert Planck)
 
Film Editing by
Albert Akst 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist designer
William Tuttle .... makeup designer (as William J. Tuttle)
Dorothy Ponedel .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
John Truwe .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel Freeman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Leslie H. Martinson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Alfred E. Spencer .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
John A. Williams .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Otto Dyar .... still photographer (uncredited)
Tom Long .... grip (uncredited)
Lou Roberts .... gaffer (uncredited)
Joseph Ruttenberg .... photographer (uncredited)
Harkness Smith .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helen Rose .... costumes: Gloria DeHaven
 
Music Department
Saul Chaplin .... musical director
Johnny Green .... musical director
Skip Martin .... orchestrator
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nick Castle .... dance stager
James Gooch .... technicolor color consultant
Henri Jaffa .... technicolor color consultant
Leslie H. Martinson .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
108 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | USA:Approved (certificate #14515)

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Trivia:
The final of three movie musicals in which Judy Garland and Gene Kelly starred in together, though they did appear separately in other movies and features.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Esme is washing the dishes the first morning with 'the crew' helping with the chores, in the long shot she reaches up to the shelf to add more soap flakes to the dishwater, and is shaking the box over the water. In the next shot her hands are both submerged in the soapy water, no box to be seen.See more »
Quotes:
Joe D. Ross:When the show's over and it's the success I hope it is, we've got alot of talking to do.
Jane Falbury:What about?
Joe D. Ross:Oh, all kinds of things. First I want to hear the story of your life. Everything that's ever happened to you since you were so high. And then I want to know what you eat for breakfast, what's your favorite color, what comic strips you read. Then we'll talk about shoes, and ships, and sealing wax, and shows. Farms. Families. Oh it may take hours. Weeks. Years. I want to know everything.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Glee: Duets (#2.4)" (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Heavenly MusicSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Judy's charming MGM swan song..., 17 August 2008
Author: denis-38 from Hoboken, nj

I think many of the comments posted reflect what many of the posters know about the agonizing production of Judy's final film for MGM. This simple, very corny movie took months and months to shoot and Judy was either late or not appearing or collapsing. Okay. But if we didn't know that, how would we view the finished product? In my opinion none of the stress shows. Garland is by no means "fat" She is at the weight nature--if not MGM--intended. She's on the plump side. She is exquisitely photographed, and well-costumed. She's a farm girl; the over-alls make sense, as well as working to conceal her a bit. The dresses are flattering and designed to give her shape and height. Her face is lovely, still. (Four years later, in "A Star Is Born" she looks harsh and a decade older than her actual age.) Her voice is in top form, especially on "Evening Star" an unjustly forgotten gem. Gene Kelly looks fantastic and gives his all to a movie he didn't want to do. He felt, justifiably, that it was an old Mickey/Judy re-tread. And now, literally, a show was being performed in a barn! But he did it for Judy, who'd given him his movie break in "For Me and My Gal" back in 1941.

It goes on, and meanders, as so many MGM musical do, but it is still a satisfying, enjoyable example of the genre.

And, for all the "hokcum", sentiment and predictable outcomes, "Summer Stock" also offers Judy's best dancing sequence, ever--in any film. For Miss Garland to have risen to the challenge offered, in a movie that offered so few, and in her emotional distress...well, that's genius, folks.

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