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Summer Magic (1963)

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

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Cast

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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
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Charles Bryant
Jimmy Mathers ...
Peter Carey
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Mr. Perkins
Wendy Turner ...
Lallie Joy Popham
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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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HAYLEY'S IN A WHIRL! Breezing through her sixteenth summer! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Musical

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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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(Technicolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Digby Popham: I remember the night before I left Beulah, I was talking to Pa about seein' the city and the gals and all, and he said: "Amid pleasures and palaces, wherever you may roam, be it ever so humble there's no place like home."
Gilly Carey: He sang it?
Digby Popham: No, he said it. He made it right up! You know, if he ever wanted to I think Pa could've made a great poet.
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Opening credits: PLACE: BOSTON TIME: RAG See more »


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Home Sweet Home
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Written by H.R. Bishop and John Howard Payne
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Family Fun - Disney Style
15 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent movie, if you liked Hayley Mills in PollyAnna, look no further. This movie exhibits family values and basic human kindness amid the traditional Disney music and humor. There's nothing wrong with some simplicity and optimism. Today we can use them. Burl Ives and Dorothy McGuire are absolutely wonderful. The story is endearing and the life lessons are timeless. This is a classic. Many thanks to the Hallmark Channel for bringing it to us. I don't recall seeing it when I was growing up, but at 45, its never to late to enjoy vintage Disney. Maybe today's Disney execs should review their history for future successes. I highly recommend it.


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