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Summer Holiday (1948)

Summer Holiday





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Movie Info

The libretto for this extravagant musical is adapted from O'Neil's play Ah Wilderness! and tells the story of a young man's journey into manhood over the course of a summer near the century's turn.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Eugene O'Neill, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Irving Brecher, Jean Holloway
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 22, 1991


Mickey Rooney
as Richard Miller
Gloria de Haven
as Muriel McComber
Walter Huston
as Nat Miller
Frank Morgan
as Uncle Sid
Agnes Moorehead
as Cousin Lily
Selena Royle
as Mrs. Miller
Michael Kirby
as Arthur Miller
Shirley Johns
as Mildred Miller
Anne Francis
as Elsie Rand
John Alexander
as Mr. McComber
Virginia Brissac
as Miss Hawley
Howard Freeman
as Mr. Peabody
Alice MacKenzie
as Mrs. McComber
Don Garner
as Gilbert Ralston
Ruth Brady
as Crystal
Emory Parnell
as Bartender
Wally Cassell
as Salesman
Terry Moore
as Hatcheck Girl
Budd Fine
as Farmer
Mme. Louise Colombet
as Old Painting Charact...
Blanche Rose
as Old Painting Charact...
Margaret Fealy
as Old Painting Charact...
Nell Spaugh
as Old Painting Charact...
Oliver Blake
as Scorekeeper
Margaret Bert
as Mrs. Nichols
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Critic Reviews for Summer Holiday

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A pleasant turn of the century musical remake of the hit 1935 MGM comedy-drama Ah, Wilderness!

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Mickey Rooney may not be the ideal actor to play Eugene O'Neill's alter ego, but as a nostalgic evocation of small town life at the turn of the century, Mamoulian's musical version of Ah, Wilderness is evocative, charming and nice to look at.

Full Review… | July 22, 2009

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Summer Holiday


Musicalization of Ah! Wilderness is okay with Rooney one of the oldest high school graduates you'll ever see. It's the supporting cast of Huston, Morgan, Selena Royale and Marilyn Maxwell that make the picture worth seeing. Agnes Moorehead, who looks great in the period costumes, is wasted as Cousin Lily which has been reduced from the original.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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