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In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 29 July 1949 (USA)
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In turn-of-the century America, Andrew and Veronica are co-workers in a music shop who dislike one another during business hours but unwittingly carry on an anonymous romance through the mail.

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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Trivia

This was released during M-G-M's "Silver Anniversary Year" (1924-1949) and the print used to master this film for TCM opens with a title card acknowledging that fact. 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

Andrew Delby Larkin: [of his sister's children] One of them's named for me.
Veronica Fisher: Which one?
Andrew Delby Larkin: [slightly confused] Andrew.
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Connections

Referenced in That Midnight Kiss (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Care
(uncredited)
Music by Harry O. Sutton
Lyrics by Jean Lenox
Sung by Judy Garland
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A real treat for Garland fans
15 October 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Pleasant atmosphere and songs fill out this cozy situational period piece. Garland seems at ease and Johnson pulls it off -- they play co-workers who despise each other at work, but are secretly in love as correspondents through the mail. Similar to "Meet Me in St. Louis", without its excellence in story and character, but with much of the same studio-concocted charm. Keaton does a few falls, making the best of his last MGM film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl from Chicago See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,304,560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,704,120
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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