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Summer Stock -- A farmer gets sucked into show business when a theatrical troupe invades her farm.


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Release Date:
22 January 1951 (Sweden) See more »
Judy Garland, Gene Kelly bring on the show with Music - Dancing See more »
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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A Friendly Star in Judy Garland. See more (49 total) »


  (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)
John Brascia ... Dancer (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)
Luigi Faccuito ... Dancer (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)

William Hoehne Jr. ... Blond haired dancer (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)

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)
Crew verified as complete

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108 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Australia:G | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #14515)

Did You Know?

The number "Heavenly Music" was originally a trio with Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers and Judy Garland. Garland didn't show up to work the day of shooting and they filmed the scene without her. In the scene immediately following (but shot out of sequence) Kelly, Silvers and Garland are all in the "hayseed" costumes.See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
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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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A Friendly Star in Judy Garland., 14 January 2005
Author: movibuf1962 from Washington, DC

Some moments of this otherwise B-level film are quite astonishing, like Gene Kelly's solo dance with the newspaper or the conversation between Gloria De Haven and Eddie Bracken which gently reveals their affection for each other. But the film, more or less, belongs to Judy Garland- she of the frequently strained health and nerves, who nevertheless made it all look very easy. That said, this is a good one, albeit a corny one. The hillbilly number done with Kelly, Phil Silvers, and the chorus is a bit much, but the film does show off Garland's talent for low-key, witty comedy. And "Get Happy" aside, the 'Portland Fancy' square dance which seamlessly turns into a swing duet with Garland and Kelly is probably the most enjoyable moment of the whole film. (Considering Garland's strength was singing, her dancing was quite impressive.) And my favorite Garland solo is the moonlit ballad "Friendly Star," done almost all in closeup, with the star's beautiful dark eyes on the brink of tears through the whole number. It's a pleasant swan song for her MGM era, but thankfully, her greatest musical (A Star Is Born) was still yet to come.

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