In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

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In the Good Old Summertime is a musical remake of the 1940 Ernst Lubitsch comedy The Shop Around the Corner, which in turn was based on a play by Miklos Laszlo. The locale has been changed from Hungary to Chicago, but the turn-of-century time frame and the plot remain the same. Van Johnson and Judy Garland play a couple of clerks in a sheet-music store who detest each other on sight. Both reserve their words of affection for their respective pen pals, whom they've never met. The audience, of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Miklós László, Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Ivan Tors, Samson Raphaelson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
Runtime:
MGM Home Entertainment

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as Veronica Fisher

as Andrew Larkin

as Hickey

as Louise Parkson

as Aunt Addie

as Veronica and Andrew'...
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Critic Reviews for In the Good Old Summertime

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

In the Good Old Summertime is a wonderfully rich entertainment.

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Robert Z. Leonard's tepid musical remake of Ernst Lubitsch's masterful The Shop Around the Corner...somehow it just ain't the same.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Not as good as the original.

Full Review… | December 23, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Charming musical with wonderful Judy Garland

January 18, 2005
Classic Film and Television

July 16, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for In the Good Old Summertime

Not all that interesting except for Keaton's role in the movie, which is really funny, the rest of it is just another romantic comedy musical.

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Aj V

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½

Out of all the versions of Shop Around the Corner, this one is definitely my favorite. The girl character is quite a shrewish bitch, and only Judy Garland's ineffable charm is able to temper the harsh dialogue. The chemistry is decent and the story is terrible, but Judy's voice make it all worth it. If there was anytime a star was necessary, it's here.

jennifxu
Jennifer Xu

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okay, would have been better with a different leading man, that's Liza Minnelli at the end

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jay nixon

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