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Summer Magic (1963)

A Bostonian widow moves with her kids to the country.

Director:

James Neilson

Writers:

Sally Benson (screenplay), Kate Douglas Wiggin (book)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hayley Mills ... Nancy Carey
Burl Ives ... Osh Popham
Dorothy McGuire ... Margaret Carey
Deborah Walley ... Julia Carey
Una Merkel ... Mariah Popham
Eddie Hodges ... Gilly Carey
Michael J. Pollard ... Digby Popham
Peter Brown ... Tom Hamilton
James Stacy ... Charles Bryant
James Mathers ... Peter Carey
O.Z. Whitehead ... Mr. Perkins
Wendy Turner Wendy Turner ... Lallie Joy Popham
Harry Holcombe ... Henry Lord
Hilda Plowright Hilda Plowright ... Mary
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Storyline

Disney musical about Mother Carey, a Bostonian widow and her three children who move to Maine. Postmaster Osh Popham helps them move into a run-down old house and fixes it up for them. It's not entirely uninhabited, though; the owner, a Mr. Hamilton, is a mysterious character away in Europe, but Osh assures them he won't mind their living there, since he won't be coming home for a long time yet. The children and a cousin who comes to live with them have various adventures before an unexpected visitor shows up. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

HAYLEY'S IN A WHIRL! Breezing through her sixteenth summer! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doce Verão dos Meus Sonhos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Dorothy McGuire's vocals are dubbed by Marilyn Hooven. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Carey: You see, Mother, we were meant to live here!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: PLACE: BOSTON TIME: RAG See more »

Connections

Featured in Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare Necessities (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Home Sweet Home
(uncredited)
Written by H.R. Bishop and John Howard Payne
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Utterly Charming
30 April 2003 | by PrettyPuyolSee all my reviews

This is one of the little known Disney films, yet it's rife with the same charm and lovability that many of Disney's other films are. It's set in a quaint little town in Maine where a widow and her three children go to live after they lose their house in Boston due to bad investment advice from a relative. City folk meet country folk with a spoiled brat coming to live with them and a scheming daughter whose heart is in the right place. This is definitely a feel good film with catchy tunes and my favorite part, Tom Hamilton, who I wish they showed more of. Anyway, I highly recommend this film for people who are looking for films for their children or for anyone who loves classic Disney films. This film is hard to find I've found, but it's definitely worth the effort!


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