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Summer Magic (1963) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by James Neilson and produced by Walt Disney and Ron Miller.

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Summer Magic ( 1963 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 24, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Kate Douglas Wiggin's popular 1911 novel "Mother Carey's Chickens" was an ideal bit of literary property for Walt Disney Studios. It featured genteel characters, old-fashioned humor, a sweet story line, and a healthy dose of gaps in the plot ideal for musical intervals. The story centered around a ... Read full article


Summer Magic (1963)

on Sep 26, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

Summer might be over but there’s still magic to be found in cinema. Summer Magic was originally planned as a vehicle for Disney darling Annette Funicello, but the success of starlet Hayley Mills made her too irresistible to pass up for this Meet Me in St. Louis throwback. A heartwarming tale o... Read full article


Musical Monday: “Summer Magic” (1963)

on Jul 15, 2013 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, I?m starting a weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Summer Magic?(1964) &#... Read full article


Summer Magic: Burl Ives Invites You to the Ugly Bug Ball

By Rick29 on Jul 11, 2012 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

It's more of an ensemble film thansuggested by the poster! Hayley Mills' fourth Walt Disney picture was a footnote in both her career and the Disney filmography for many years. Certainly, it pales in comparison to stellar Disney-Hayley collaborations like Pollyanna and The Parent Trap. There's no s... Read full article


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Peter Carey: Let me tell her, let me tell her!
Margaret Carey: Tell me.
Peter Carey: Well, with this piano, you don't need any hands! You use your feet to make the keys go up and down. And guess what! I played! I played with this leg, and nobody showed me how.
Margaret Carey: That's your smartest leg.


Mariah Popham: You never can look on the dark side, livin' with Mr. Popham.
Margaret Carey: Well, he certainly keeps our spirits up.
Mariah Popham: That's because you don't get him steady. Hopefulness meals, hopefulness days, hopefulness nights, nothin' but one everlastin' stream of hopefulness! Even when he was a boy, Mr. Popham always looked on the bright side whether there was any or not. Oh, his ma and pa got terrible sick of it!
Margaret Carey: It's mighty wonderful, seeing the bright side of everything.
Mariah Popham: Mighty tiring! Now I believe in a cloud that's a first-class cloud, clean and black all the way through. I get mighty tired of Mr. Popham and his silver linings!
Nancy Carey: Well, we all believe in silver linings and rainbows--
Mariah Popham: Well, I don't! I expect the worst and I ain't never been disappointed!


Osh Popham: Mariah, for once in your life, pray for a silver linin'.


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