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Good Old Summertime is a Good Time
Sweet, charming movie. All cast very good. Not as good as the original SHOP AROUND THE CORNER, but still a real pleasure.
this is the way she should have gone out. still young and with a future. she was good in this.
One of my favorites!
There is nothing I don't love about this classic. It always puts a smile on my face. The Judy Garland, Van Johnson pairing is a dream. I make sure to watch it every time it airs. Such a treasure! 5 stars!
NOT NEARLY AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL
Another not as good as the original. Oh yes, I know they changed the story a little, but SHOP AROUND THE CORNER is so much better. I love Frank Morgan, but he still doesn't make up for the insipid version of the story and Van Johnson's so so performance.
IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME OR ANY TIME
- JOHN R.
AL JOLSON ONCE SAID, JUDY GARLAND IS THE GREATEST FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.AND JOLIE DIDNT HAND OUT COMPLIMENTS UNLESS YOU EARNED THEM.
Such a Surprise
I just loved the movie. In this day of emails and text messages the idea of simple pen pals and letters was wonderful. Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail. This is the best of them all
Este filme to gracioso. A Judy e o Van Johnson esto reluzentes. Um musical dos melhores.
I was so taken away by Judy Garland & Van Johnson's performance! It was a great movie! it made me laugh as well & I enjoyed it!! :)
A Summertime Musical Romance
- Frank Harris Horn
Judy Garland and Van Johnson are the main players in this lavish musical remake of the 1940 movie, "The Shop Around the Corner". Garland and Johnson are two squabbling music shop clerks, who wind up being pen pals, and don't even know it, and later, would end up falling in love. Co-stars S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, Spring Byington and Buster Keaton provide some hilarious moments, even though, the humor is somewhat stale. This may not be up to most of Judy's earlier MGM vehicles, but still pleasant. Featuring songs including the movie's title song, "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland", "Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey", "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie", "Play that Barber Shop Chord" and "I Don't Care". This was Buster Keaton's last film for MGM. Look for three-year-old Liza Minnelli in the final scene. With Clinton Sundberg, Marcia Van Dyke, Lillian Bronson, Charles Smith & Joi Lansing.
- Jon Ehrsam
You will enjoy this movie. It has an uplifting feel about it. Van Johnson and Judy Garland really play off of one another in a pleasurable way. Most likely, this is the best performance I have ever witnessed in Judy Garland. In one of the special features, it is mentioned that Judy Garland sometimes led audiences to applaud her in movie theaters and her job in this movie allows one to see the possibility of that happening. S Z Sakall, as he always does, adds a special flavor to the movie.
- Carl Beyer
I found it interesting that Charles Smith who played Rudy in "The Shop Around the Corner" appeared as an unbilled barbershop quartet singer in this remake. He was the young guy with the mustache backing up Judy Garland.
Great Old Movie
My family and I have watched this movie for years at Christmas time. It's a classic hate you/love you story with great performances from Van Johnson, Judy Garland, and Cuddles Sakall (as Mr. Oberkugen). Buster Keaton also does a wonderful job as Oberkugen's lapdog...er, nephew. With a wonderful mix of drama, comedy, and romance, you'll enjoy this movie if you like old movies. Grab some hot chocolate and your family, and sit around the Christmas tree while you watch. The whole family will enjoy this: even our X-box teenagers loved it.
Great Musical Comedy
- Bob Galvin-Oliphant
A wonderful 1940's musical comedy. Judy Garland, Van Johnson and "Cuddles" Sakall are especially good, and the great silent film star Buster Keaton is hilarious in the violin scene with Sakall.