Fun musical! Jane (Garland) is a hard-working farmer who's ready to start the new season off with a fresh start after having unsuccessful events in the past. She gets a brand new tractor, but while in a great mood, her sister Abigail (DeHaven) brings summer stock actors to the farm to put on a show. At first, Jane is skeptical, but when she meets Abigail's fiancee Joe (Kelly) she ends up falling for him, and at the same time gets bitten by the performing bug herself. Obviously, this is the typical MGM musical: song + dance + Technicolor + musical actors = one, and "Summer Stock" is a great example. This is almost a sad film in some ways-- this was Garland's last MGM film before getting fired for drug use and emotional problems. Even with her whirlwind personal life, it does not show a bit here. Every musical number she performs is so upbeat and fun, and she has a smile on her face the entire time. The finale has one of her favorite's "Get Happy" and it has got to be one of those moments that spells out "classic". She really can be such a positive figure, showing that no matter what, good can always come through. Kelly is great too, and as usual is making his feet movie like lightning bolts. He and Judy somehow have great chemistry, and it's sad that this was their last film together, because with musicals, they are terrific together. I really liked Eddie Bracken too as support-- he's one of those underrated comedic actors that we all loved in "Hail the Conquering Hero" so it's really nice to see him making a comeback as the nerdy typecast. Him mixed with the other two leads somehow make this movie even more memorable. "Summer Stock" might not be the most original movie, but what's not to like about a movie that doesn't put you in a good mood??!