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In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike which intensifies when, later on, Andrew is ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

Albert Hackett (written for the screen by), Frances Goodrich (written for the screen by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Garland ... Veronica Fisher
Van Johnson ... Andrew Delby Larkin
S.Z. Sakall ... Otto Oberkugen (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
Spring Byington ... Nellie Burke
Clinton Sundberg ... Rudy Hansen
Buster Keaton ... Hickey
Marcia Van Dyke ... Louise Parkson
Lillian Bronson ... Aunt Addie
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Storyline

It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike which intensifies when, later on, Andrew is forced to hire Veronica as a saleslady at Oberkugen's music store. What the two don't know is that while they may argue and fight constantly throughout the day, they are actually engaged in an innocent, romantic and completely anonymous relationship by night, through the post office. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Don't Care See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,304,560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,704,120
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 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

The film's working title was "The Girl From Chicago". See more »

Goofs

The opening narration states that, unlike men, who wore big mustaches at the end of the 19th century, women wore nothing on their faces. In fact women powdered their faces with rice powder, an article so useful that it is still employed for both makeup and cooking. See more »

Quotes

Veronica Fisher: I wish you could read his letters. Then you could see he has such a lofty point of view.
Andrew Delby Larkin: [sitting close and speaking in a low voice] Loft?
Veronica Fisher: [starts to scoot away] And now to find out he's so materialistic.
Andrew Delby Larkin: [putting his arm around her shoulders and drawing her close again] Materialistic, too? I'm sorry. I hate to think I've spoiled your Christmas.
Veronica Fisher: Oh, no, you haven't. I supposed I really should be thanking you.
Andrew Delby Larkin: [whispering] You don't have to do that, but you know what I wish you would do. I wish you ...
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Referenced in You've Got Mail (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Gavotte
Music by François-Joseph Gossec
Played on the violin by Otto in his office and often throughout the picture
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Judy Garland and Van Johnson are delightful together in this comedic romp!
20 January 2002 | by Marie-62See all my reviews

You've got to admit, Judy Garland never looked prettier or acted funnier than she did in this movie. The plot line is simple yet complicated: Boy and girl write to each other. They fall in love. They meet, not knowing that the other is really their pen pal. They hate each other. Boy figures it out. Boy falls for girl. Girl falls for boy. You can only guess the ending. They made a re-make with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, now known as "You've Got Mail." It was one of my favorites and when I found out that Judy Garland was in the second movie based on the story, I had to have it! I'm so glad that I bought it. I love this movie. The songs "I Don't Care" and "Barbershop Chord" are ADORABLE! I suggest that anyone who likes Judy Garland or a good old fashioned movie. Definitely one of her best!


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