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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
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Following Summer Stock (1950), director Charles Walters was tapped by producer Arthur Freed to take the reins on Royal Wedding (1951), which was to star Fred Astaire and June Allyson. When Allyson became pregnant, and Judy Garland became the front-runner as her replacement, Walters quit the assignment, appealing to Freed that "I can't put myself through it again" following the endless delays of Summer Stock (1950). See more »
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To look at "Summer Stock" you wouldn't think there were any challenges. Everyone seems to be having a happy time.
The remarkable thing is how Judy Garland's weight problems, due to over eating and drugs, were covered up. She looks fresh and bubbly, along with here co-star, Gene Kelly, who was pushing 40, and hankering to get on to more ambitious film projects.
The two are perfectly paired and, with the comedy of Phil Silvers and "other woman" of Gloria DeHaven, this musical comes off swimmingly.
I really love Judy's renditions of the joyous "Hello, Neighbor," the lovely "Friendly Star," and the show-stopping, "Get Happy." Her voice is in fine condition, and is a pleasure to hear. Kelly dances up a storm, and the entire production smiles with good cheer.
As one of Judy's songs go, "If You Feel Like Singing . . . Sing!" She does, and we are the lucky recipients.
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