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

Quotes

Mariah Popham: You never can look on the dark side, livin' with Mr. Popham.
Margaret Carey: Well, he certainly keeps our spirits up.
Mariah Popham: That's because you don't get him steady. Hopefulness meals, hopefulness days, hopefulness nights, nothin' but one everlastin' stream of hopefulness! Even when he was a boy, Mr. Popham always looked on the bright side whether there was any or not. Oh, his ma and pa got terrible sick of it!
Margaret Carey: It's mighty wonderful, seeing the bright side of everything.
Mariah Popham: Mighty tiring! Now I believe in a cloud that's...
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Opening credits: PLACE: BOSTON TIME: RAG See more »


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Beautiful Beulah
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Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Sung by Hayley Mills and Eddie Hodges
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remake... musical, love, romance and fun
29 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a remake of a movie called Mother Carey's Chickens (1938) Anne Shirley as Nancy Carey, Ruby Keeler as Kitty Carey, James Ellison as Ralph Thurston, Fay Bainter as Mrs. Carey, Walter Brennan as Mr. Popham, and Donnie Dunagan as Peter Carey.

Both are really good family movies. Summer Magic is more on the musical end and Mother Carey's Chickens is more of the romance side. Both have a lot of love, kindness and care one for another.


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