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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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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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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

One of the paintings considered by the character Osh Popham to be Mrs. Hamilton is now hanging in the Golden Horseshoe at Disneyland. See more »

Quotes

Osh Popham: Mariah, why don't you get back to them strawberry preserves?
Mariah Popham: Mr. Popham, just answer yes or no, have you written Mr. Hamilton advisin' him that you took it upon yourself to rent his yellow house?
Osh Popham: I told you, I have written him.
Mariah Popham: Has he written you?
Osh Popham: No, but he's a busy man. No news is good news. Besides, he's off in them foreign parts. Heathens mighta had him.
Mariah Popham: And you're lettin' them Careys tear his house apart! Redoin', plantin', young'uns runnin' all over the place! Sellin' 'em wallpaper for ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Home Sweet Home
(uncredited)
Written by H.R. Bishop and John Howard Payne
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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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