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Summer Magic (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Musical | 7 July 1963 (USA)
A Bostonian widow moves with her kids to the country.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Nancy Carey
... Osh Popham
... Margaret Carey
... Julia Carey
... Mariah Popham
... Gilly Carey
... Digby Popham
... Tom Hamilton
... Charles Bryant
... Peter Carey
... Mr. Perkins
Wendy Turner ... Lallie Joy Popham
... Henry Lord
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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THAT WONDERFUL HAYLEY! a-flitterin' in a romantic whirl of her own! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Musical

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7 July 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doce Verão dos Meus Sonhos  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

One of the paintings considered by the character Osh Popham to be Mrs. Hamilton is now hanging in the Golden Horseshoe at Disneyland. See more »

Quotes

Gilly Carey: [Gilly startles Lallie Joy, making her drop the bags she was carrying] Gee, I'm sorry!
[Picks up the bags for her]
Gilly Carey: They're too heavy for a girl. Allow me.
[Gilly holds open the door and smiles at her]
Digby Popham: [Irritated] You don't have to be *nice* or nothin', she's my *sister*.
[Rolls his eyes at Gilly and goes into the house]
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

On the Front Porch
(uncredited)
Written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Sung by Burl Ives and cast
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Utterly Charming
30 April 2003 | by See 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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