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Disney musical about Mother Carey, a Bostonian widow and her three children who move to Maine. Postmaster Osh Popham helps them move into a run-down old house and fixes it up for them. It's not entirely uninhabited, though; the owner, a Mr. Hamilton, is a mysterious character away in Europe, but Osh assures them he won't mind their living there, since he won't be coming home for a long time yet. The children and a cousin who comes to live with them have various adventures before an unexpected visitor shows up. Written by
Welcome to the yellow house! How was your trip?
How, it was dreadful! No parlor car on the train, and this wilderness! When I think of last summer, of the glorious times Gladys Ferguson and I had! But I must remember the last thing dear Mrs. Ferguson said to me, "Don't let poverty drag you down, Julia. Keep high thoughts and try not to let them get soiled by the grime of daily living."
Oh, lovely! Especially the part about the grime of daily living.
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Men, you will not like the same films that we girls do. Accept that before you accept my critique of Summer Magic.
I have always loved this movie. I love the innocence of the Carey family. I love the stinging rivalry between our heroine, Nancy, and her uppity cousin. I love how different it is from our own time- "be demure, sweet and pure, hide the real you!" Oh yeah, and Hayley Mills is my hero! I watched everything I could of hers, even Pollyanna!
Summer Magic was an old movie when I first saw it, in the 80s. Technology changes, as do the public's taste in films. No amount of pyrotechnics or weapon-play could save Summer Magic for the typical male of today. It's a movie about relationships, familial love, and unquenchable optimism.
I expect no complaints from the gentlemen who disregard my caveats!
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