MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,244 this week

Summer Magic (1963)

 -  Comedy | Family | Musical  -  7 July 1963 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 1,258 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 6 critic

A Bostonian widow moves with her kids to the country.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 21 Jan 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 01 May 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 19 Aug 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 05 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 05 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Summer Magic" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Summer Magic (1963)

Summer Magic (1963) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Summer Magic.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bon Voyage! (1962)
Family | Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Willards from Terre Haute, Indiana, travels abroad for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Paris, France. Harry Willard believes that the greatest problem will be avoiding tap water, but ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jane Wyman, Michael Callan
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An anthology of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina" and "The Garden of Paradise."

Director: Jules Bass
Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Victor Borge, Patty Duke
Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames
Western | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The adventures of a group of pioneers as their wagon train crosses the West.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Fess Parker, Kathleen Crowley, Jeff York
Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson
Moon Pilot (1962)
Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An Air Force captain inadvertently volunteers to make the first manned flight around the moon. He immediately falls under the watchful protection of various security agencies, but despite ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson
Stars: Tom Tryon, Brian Keith, Edmond O'Brien
Adventure | Biography | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After inheriting his father's title, the young noble Hugh O'Connell is taken hostage by the English viceroy but escapes to lead an uprising.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy
Stars: Peter McEnery, Susan Hampshire, Tom Adams
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young white man who spent his whole life raised by Native Americans is sent to live with his birth family and must learn to fit in with people he was taught to hate.

Director: Herschel Daugherty
Stars: Fess Parker, Wendell Corey, Joanne Dru
Ten Who Dared (1960)
Family | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Major John Wesley Powell leads an expedition through the Grand Canyon to chart the Colorado River.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Brian Keith, John Beal, James Drury
Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This heartwarming classic tells the tale of a country boy who adopts a mischevious black lamb and learns valuable lessons about love and dedication.

Directors: Harold D. Schuster, Hamilton Luske
Stars: Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, Bobby Driscoll
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A boy attempts to realize his father's dream of climbing an alpine peak known as the Citadel.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Michael Rennie, James MacArthur, Janet Munro
Almost Angels (1962)
Family | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Supported avidly by his mother and more reluctantly at first by his father, a working-class Austrian boy joins the Vienna Choirboys, where he proves to be unusually talented. The standard ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Previn
Stars: Vincent Winter, Sean Scully, Peter Weck
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Nancy Carey
...
Osh Popham
...
Margaret Carey
...
Julia Carey
Una Merkel ...
Mariah Popham
Eddie Hodges ...
Gilly Carey
...
Digby Popham
...
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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

HAYLEY'S IN A WHIRL! Breezing through her sixteenth summer! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 July 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doce Verão dos Meus Sonhos  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Margaret Carey: Julia, dear!
Julia Carey: Aunt Margaret!
Margaret Carey: Welcome to the yellow house! How was your trip?
Julia Carey: 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."
Nancy Carey: Oh, lovely! Especially the part about the grime of daily living.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits: PLACE: BOSTON TIME: RAG See more »


Soundtracks

Ugly Bug Ball
(uncredited)
Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Sung by Burl Ives
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Better than today's So-Called family films
28 February 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This and other films such as "The Three Lives of Thomasina" are shining examples of why Disney's classics are always ten times better than the mindless live-action kiddie dribble that even the Disney companies make today. "Summer Magic" is a fun and pleasant film about two teenaged cousin girls and their amusing rivalry after they both move to the country with their family. One is a care-free country girl and the other is a prompt and prissy city gal. It's fun to see these two ladies come-of-age in all aspects from having to share a room to throwing a party just to get to know the handsome new school teacher (the story is also a lot more interesting to watch than most of today's teen flicks). Hayley Mills is of course the highlight of the film stealing every scene that she's in, a talent she displays in several other Disney films. The rest of the cast is just as charming which makes the movie charming itself. If only Disney could go back to making movies like this instead of making more Mighty Ducks sequels.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
FEMINITY pmedina-1
Mr Hamiltion hohi101
Music sfcivicchick
Opal ShopperDave
Anyone know... ultrawoman6
Romance for Nancy and Mr. Hamilton?? shquinn43
Discuss Summer Magic (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?