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Summer Magic (1963)

 -  Comedy | Family | Musical  -  7 July 1963 (USA)
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A Bostonian widow moves with her kids to the country.

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Nancy Carey
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Osh Popham
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Margaret Carey
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Julia Carey
Una Merkel ...
Mariah Popham
Eddie Hodges ...
Gilly Carey
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Digby Popham
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Tom Hamilton
James Stacy ...
Charles Bryant
Jimmy Mathers ...
Peter Carey
O.Z. Whitehead ...
Mr. Perkins
Wendy Turner ...
Lallie Joy Popham
Harry Holcombe ...
Henry Lord
Hilda Plowright ...
Mary
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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widow | postmaster | house | summer | maine | See more »

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THAT WONDERFUL HAYLEY! a-flitterin' in a romantic whirl of her own! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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7 July 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doce Verão dos Meus Sonhos  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Originally planned as a vehicle for Annette Funicello. See more »

Quotes

Gilly Carey: Gee, Dig, you liked the city, didn't you?
Digby Popham: It's like Pa always said. Cities are for city folk. The minute I got there, I got to wishin' I was back in Beulah.
Gilly Carey: Why?
Digby Popham: Well, I was just standin' on the street, lookin' at all the people rushin' by me. They looked like ants, and I could no more talk to them than I could talk to an ant.
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Opening credits: PLACE: BOSTON TIME: RAG See more »

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Version of Mother Carey's Chickens (1938) See more »

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Flitterin'
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Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Sung by Hayley Mills, Eddie Hodges, and Dorothy McGuire (dubbed by Marilyn Hooven)
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Burl steals the show
3 June 2002 | by (Western Hemisphere) – See all my reviews

What a little pearl of a movie! No smut, no foul language, no violence...just good clean shenanigans. They don't make them like this any more, and it's a shame. Haley Mills is as sweet and feisty as can be, and all the supporting players do good jobs. But for me the real star of the movie is Burl Ives. His down-home folksiness is just perfect for the role of the good-hearted Osh. His singing is timeless. Seeing this movie makes me want to fire up the time machine.


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