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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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Digby Popham: I remember the night before I left Beulah, I was talking to Pa about seein' the city and the gals and all, and he said: "Amid pleasures and palaces, wherever you may roam, be it ever so humble there's no place like home."
Gilly Carey: He sang it?
Digby Popham: No, he said it. He made it right up! You know, if he ever wanted to I think Pa could've made a great poet.


Gilly Carey: Gee, Dig, you liked the city, didn't you?
Digby Popham: It's like Pa always said. Cities are for city folk. The minute I got there, I got to wishin' I was back in Beulah.
Gilly Carey: Why?
Digby Popham: Well, I was just standin' on the street, lookin' at all the people rushin' by me. They looked like ants, and I could no more talk to them than I could talk to an ant.


Nancy Carey: Oh, Gilly, you can't take everything. There's just not gonna be room in our horrid new house, and we can't afford to pay storage on junk.
Gilly Carey: Why is my stuff always junk and your stuff always priceless? Here, you can have it, Peter.
Peter Carey: Thanks! I'll put it with my junk.
Nancy Carey: A lot of good that did.


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Originally planned as a vehicle for Annette Funicello.
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