In the Good Old Summertime

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A musical remake of Lubitsch's The Shop Around the Corner, with the period moved back to 1906, the setting shifted to a Chicago music store, and Garland at her most captivating as the shop assistant waging a war of attrition with her bossy superior (Johnson), unaware that he is the lonelyhearts pen pal with whom she has already fallen in love. The fragile charm is rather let down by an indifferent score, although Garland makes the most of her numbers and the rest of the cast give sterling support. Liza Minnelli made her bow as the child at the end.

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Duration: 102 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Z Leonard
Screenwriter: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Ivan Tors
Cast: Judy Garland
Van Johnson
SZ Sakall
Spring Byington
Buster Keaton
Clinton Sundberg
Liza Minnelli
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