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Summer Stock (1950)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 5 January 1951 (Australia)
A small-town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne'er-do-well sister.

Director:

Charles Walters

Writers:

George Wells (screenplay), Sy Gomberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Garland ... Jane Falbury
Gene Kelly ... Joe D. Ross
Eddie Bracken ... Orville Wingait
Gloria DeHaven ... Abigail Falbury (as Gloria De Haven)
Marjorie Main ... Esme
Phil Silvers ... Herb Blake
Ray Collins ... Jasper G. Wingait
Nita Bieber ... Sarah Higgins
Carleton Carpenter ... Artie
Hans Conried ... Harrison I. Keath
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Storyline

As a favor to her actress sister Abigail, New England farmer Jane Falbury allows a group of actors use her barn as a theater for their play. In return, the cast and crew have to help her with the farm chores. During rehearsals, Jane finds herself falling for the show's director, Joe Ross, who also happens to be engaged to the show's leading lady-- Abigail. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Judy Garland, Gene Kelly bring on the show with Music - Dancing See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1951 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Casa, Comida e Carinho See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally intended as a reunion vehicle for Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, as the script is clearly an homage to their vintage backyard musicals. The film went hurriedly into production when Garland returned from a three-month inpatient hospital stay, as the studio was anxious to make back what it had lost on several of her failed attempts to complete projects (chiefly The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) and Annie Get Your Gun (1950)). Ironically, at the time Summer Stock began to assemble, Mickey Rooney had fallen out of favor with movie audiences, and the studio decided to scrap the reunion angle and replace Rooney with Gene Kelly, who was at the peak of his popularity and also a frequent Garland co-star. See more »

Goofs

During the "Newspaper Dance" Gene Kelly wads up a full sheet of newspaper, drops it, then kicks it. It lands near the risers to the right of the frame. It is still there when he dances up the risers. In the next scene it is gone as he walks past where it was. See more »

Quotes

Orville Wingait: That actor! She's in love with that actor!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Mem'ry Island
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Copyright 1950 by Harry Warren Music, Inc.
Performed by Gloria DeHaven and Hans Conried (dubbed by Pete Roberts)
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Final Scene "Get Happy"
13 January 2005 | by bronte604See all my reviews

I actually made a point to see this film after reading about Miss Garland. The final "Get Happy" scene was shot weeks after the film wrapped and Miss Garland was sent to a "clinic"...she was called back only weeks later and fell into a deep depression and was, suppposedly, not in good good shape mentally as she shot that scene but if you notice, she is at least 20 pounds lighter in the scene than the rest of the film. I think this just shows how brilliant Miss Garland really was, to be so troubled but still nail the scene and song that would later be a staple in her act...she truly had something in her that few have ever and will ever possess.


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