Re-Watch: In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

In the Good Old Summertime

In the Good Old Summertime (1949)


Robert Z. Leonard & Buster Keaton


Judy Garland

Van Johnson

S.Z. Sakall


Musical remake of 1940 “Shop Around the Corner” by Lubitch.


IMDB’s plot is pretty spot on. I’ve watched the movie many times but never right after The Shop Around the Corner and there are a lot of repeated lines. The plot is the same, Veronica, Judy Garland, is kind of mean at times as well. The big changes are that it is set in a music shop and there is singing and dancing. None of the songs are anything major but Judy Garland is singing them so they’re nice to hear.

There is also the addition of another woman in Andrew’s, Van Johnson, life. He’s the character that Jimmy Stewart played in the previous movie. She pushes Veronica to feel jealous that there is someone else possibly receiving Andrew’s attention.

I like the movie a lot, but I like The Shop Around the Corner better.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.