In the good old summertime / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. presents ; a Robert Z. Leonard production ; producer, Joe Pasternak ; director, Robert Z. Leonard ; written for the screen by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich and Ivan Tors

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Subjects: Clerks (Retail trade)--Illinois--Chicago--Drama
Pen pals--Drama
Feature films
Comedy films
Musical films
Romance films
Film adaptations
Formats: Video Recording, Laserdisc
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Culver City, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, c1991
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 in
Added Titles: Laszlo, Miklos Parfumerie
Shop around the corner
Alternate Title(s): In the good old summertime (Motion picture : 1949).
, Shop around the corner.
Additional Authors: Leonard, Robert Z., 1889-1968
Pasternak, Joe, 1901-1991
Hackett, Albert
Goodrich, Frances
Tors, Ivan
Garland, Judy
Johnson, Van
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)
Notes: ISBN: 0792807901
ISBN: 9780792807902
UPC: 027616086068
Videorecording number: ML100860
Laser Disc, extended play
Based on the play Illatszertar (also known as Perfumerie) by Nikolaus László, copyrighted November 10, 1936, and the film The shop around the corner, written by Samson Raphaelson, released by M-G-M in 1940
Cast: Judy Garland (Veronica Fisher), Van Johnson (Andrew Delby Larkin). S.Z. Cuddles Sakall (Otto Oberkugen), Spring Byington (Nellie Burke), Buster Keaton (Hickey). Clinton Sundberg (Rudy Hansen); Marcia Van Dyke (Louise Parkson); Lillian Bronson (Aunt Addie); Ralph Sanford (burly policeman); Joy Lansing (pretty girl); Bette Arlen (pretty girl); Howard Mitchell (cop); Constance Purdy (gushing woman); Antonio Filauri (Italian proprietor); Josephine Whittell (woman at window); Rhea Mitchell (woman at window); Anna Q. Nilsson (woman with harp); Chester Clute (man with sheet music); Anne O'Neal (woman with boy); Bob Valentine (boy with French horn); Eula Guy (bird-like woman); Albert Morin (waiter); Joan Wells (Susie); George Boyce, Charles B. Smith, Joe Niemeyer, Eddie Jackson (male quartette members); Frank Mayo, Peggy Leon (guests); Everett Glass (doctor); William Forrest (announcer); Carli Elinor (band leader); Jack Roth (orchestra leader); Liza Minnelli (Fisher and Larkin's daughter); Arthur Rosenstein (Louise's violin accompanist)
Credits: Assistant director, Bert Glazer; director of photography, Harry Stradling; stills, Jerome Hester; art directors, Cedric Gibbons and Randall Duell; film editor, Adrienne Fazan; set decorations, Edwin B. Willis; associate, Alfred E. Spencer; women's costumes, Irene; men's costumes, Valles; musical director, Georgie Stoll; vocal orchestrations, Conrad Salinger; musical sequences director, Robert Alton; recording supervisor, Douglas Shearer; sound, Charles E. Wallace; special effects, Warren Newcombe; hairstyle design by Sydney Guilaroff; makeup created by Jack Dawn; program manager, Edward Woehler; screenplay supervisor, Amalia Kent; grip, Dick Borland; Technicolor Color consultant, Natalie Kalmus; associate, James Gooch. Songs: In the good old summertime, music by George Evans, lyrics by Ren Shields; Meet me tonight in Dreamland, music and lyrics by Beth S. Huston and Leo Friedman; Put your arms around me, honey, music and lyrics by Junie McCree and Albert Von Tilzer; Wait 'til the sun shines, Nellie, music and lyrics by Andrew B. Sterling and Harry Von Tilzer; Play that barbershop chord, music and lyrics by Ballard MacDonald, William Tracey and Lewis F. Muir; I don't care, music and lyrics by Harry O. Sutton and Jean Lenox; Merry Christmas, music by Fred Spielman, lyrics by Janice Torre
Credits were supplied from: AFI catalog, 1941-1950; videodisc sleeve
Originally distributed by Loew's Inc
Originally released in Technicolor
Summary: "On a spring day in Chicago, at the turn of the twentieth century, Andrew Delby Larkin, a salesman at Otto Oberkugen's music shop, eagerly rushes to the post office in the hope of finding a letter from his secret pen pal, whom he knows only as 'Box Number 237.' To Andrew's delight, a letter awaits him, and he proudly reads it to his friend and co-worker, Rudy Hansen. By a strange coincidence, Veronica Fisher, who is Box Number 237, enters Oberkugen's shop that day looking for work, unaware that Andrew is her pen pal. Veronica is met with Andrew's condescending disinterest, as he, too, is unaware that his secret pen pal is in his presence. Mr. Oberkugen at first refuses to hire Veronica, but he eventually offers her a sales position when she cleverly persuades a customer to buy one of his pet instruments, an expensive Amboy harp. Veronica's early success at salesmanship proves to a fluke, however, and sales at the store begin to slide. So, too, does her professional relationship with Andrew, who has become increasingly hostile towards her. On the day that Veronica and Andrew are to meet their respective pen pals, the two arrive at work in high spirits, but their mood quickly changes as they become embroiled in a petty dispute. Furthermore, Oberkugen, who is upset at having been spurned by his sweetheart, employee Nellie Burke, angers both Veronica and Andrew when he orders the entire staff to remain after hours to take a store inventory. Oberkugen eventually has a change of heart, though, and lets his employees out just in time for Andrew and Veronica to rush to their pen pals. When Andrew peers into the restaurant where he is to meet his secret pen pal, he is shocked to discover that his pen pal is Veronica. Bewildered and embarrassed, Andrew runs away before Veronica sees him, and instead goes to a recital by Louise Parkson, one of the residents at the boardinghouse where he lives. Although Andrew eventually changes his mind and returns to the restaurant, he does not reveal to Veronica that he is the person she has been waiting to meet. Instead, he makes a clumsy attempt to win Veronica's affection by flirting with her. This leads to an argument and ends with Veronica leaving the restaurant thinking that her secret pen pal decided not to approach her after having seen her. Devastated by the apparent rejection, Veronica becomes reclusive and refuses to leave her home. Guilt-ridden about what has happened, Andrew asks Veronica to accompany him to Otto and Nellie's engagement party, and she accepts. Later, when Otto learns that Andrew has loaned his prized Stradivarius violin to Louise for her big recital, he fires him. The decision is eventually reversed, though, when Otto realizes that Andrew acted out of kindness, and he is offered his job back with a raise. Having finally secured the pay raise he felt he needed to marry his sweetheart, on Christmas Eve, Andrew reveals to Veronica that he is her secret pen pal. They kiss, and she consents to marry him"--AFI catalog, 1941-1950
Copyright notice on videocassette: c1949 by Loew's Inc.; renewed 1976 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc
Includes the original theatrical trailer
In memory of Frances S. Stafford
Donation Info: Honoree : Stafford, Frances S
OCLC Number: 423564126
ISBN/ISSN: 0792807901
9780792807902
0276160860
ML100860