In the Good Old Summertime
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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 course, is aware that Johnson is Garland's pen pal, and she his, but it's fun to anticipate… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

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"In the Good Old Summertime is a wonderfully rich entertainment."
‑ Thomas M. Pryor, New York Times
"Charming musical with wonderful Judy Garland"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Robert Z. Leonard's tepid musical remake of Ernst Lubitsch's masterful The Shop Around the Corner...somehow it just ain't the same."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Not as good as the original."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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