It's summertime in Hohman, Indiana, and 14-year-old Ralph Parker can't wait to get his first job. His friends Schwartz and Flick are less enthusiastic, and the job turns into a nightmare presided over by the story's author, Jean Shepherd, in hilariously unconvincing movie makeup. Ralph's dad hardly can wait for the family's upcoming fishing vacation in Michigan at the movie title's resort but will have to drive their old car through a sea of troubles to get there. Fuzzhead the dog runs away and joins a wealthy family, to the consternation of Mom, who patiently handles über-whiner little-brother Randy and buys a whirligig as consolation. Written by
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The Parkers' car is a 1946-1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster. See more
Modern cars can be seen throughout the film. See more
[looking at homemade windmills
Grannie of Grannie's Old Log Cabins
Yeah, the wind does that.
Isn't that clever? The wind does that!
Followed by It Runs in the Family