In The Good Old Summertime

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(out of 5)


The classic film The Shop Around The Corner with James Stewart has been remade as a musical by MGM, starring and  as colleagues at a music store who are not getting along in the slightest way. What they don’t realize is that the secret sweetheart letters that they both have been writing and responding to are actually their correspondence between each other. Garland’s comic timing is at its finest here, and she performs a slew of classic numbers, most of them standards from the turn-of-the-century when the film takes place, such as “Put Your Arms Around Me Honey”, “Play That Barbershop Chord” and the title song, but there’s also newer numbers like “I Don’t Care” (which Garland often performed in later concert shows). Her toddler daughter  makes a cameo appearance in the film’s closing scene in this delightful musical. The original story was adapted as a Broadway musical (with original music) called She Loves Me and then remade as You’ve Got Mail in 1998 with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

USA, 1949

Directed by ,

Screenplay by , , , from a screenplay by , based on the play Parfumerie by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by ,

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

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