In the Good Old Summertime (1949) - Rotten Tomatoes

In the Good Old Summertime1949

In the Good Old Summertime (1949)




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In this musical, Van Johnson and Judy Garland play two 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. However, it turns out that Johnson is Garland's pen pal, and she his.

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Judy Garland
as Veronica Fisher
Van Johnson
as Andrew Larkin
Marcia Van Dyke
as Louise Parkson
Lillian Bronson
as Aunt Addie
Liza Minnelli
as Veronica and Andrew's Baby
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Critic Reviews for In the Good Old Summertime

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Van Johnson and Judy Garland make it a delight. Her numbers are among the best she has ever done.

June 19, 2019 | Full Review…

In the Good Old Summertime is a wonderfully rich entertainment.

August 8, 2006 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Robert Z. Leonard's tepid musical remake of Ernst Lubitsch's masterful The Shop Around the Corner...somehow it just ain't the same.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Judy is delightful of course but the rest of the casting feels off and there aren't enough musical numbers to carry it

December 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Judy sings beautifully. She's one of Hollywood's more progressive people -- and her intelligence shows on the screen.

October 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Judy Garland is defiantly unattractive in MGM's slight singing piece.

March 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for In the Good Old Summertime

Not all that interesting except for Keaton's role in the movie, which is really funny, the rest of it is just another romantic comedy musical.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Out of all the versions of Shop Around the Corner, this one is definitely my favorite. The girl character is quite a shrewish bitch, and only Judy Garland's ineffable charm is able to temper the harsh dialogue. The chemistry is decent and the story is terrible, but Judy's voice make it all worth it. If there was anytime a star was necessary, it's here.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

okay, would have been better with a different leading man, that's Liza Minnelli at the end

jay nixon
jay nixon

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