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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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Gilly Carey: [Gilly startles Lallie Joy, making her drop the bags she was carrying] Gee, I'm sorry!
[Picks up the bags for her]
Gilly Carey: They're too heavy for a girl. Allow me.
[Gilly holds open the door and smiles at her]
Digby Popham: [Irritated] You don't have to be *nice* or nothin', she's my *sister*.
[Rolls his eyes at Gilly and goes into the house]


Julia Carey: Oh, Nancy, it's all been my fault. I'll do my share of the chores from now on, and I'll never mention the Fergusons again. Oh, and my dresses weren't even imported, I made them myself!
Nancy Carey: You did? Oh, Julia, if I do all the dishes, will you help me with my dress for the housewarming? When it comes to sewing, I'm all thumbs!


Nancy Carey: You see, Mother, we were meant to live here!


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Originally planned as a vehicle for Annette Funicello.
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