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Summer Magic (7-Jul-1963)

Director: James Neilson

Writer: Sally Benson

From novel: Mother Carey's Chickens by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Keywords: Comedy, Halloween

Below-mediocre Disney production.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Peter Brown
5-Oct-1935   Deputy Johnny McKay in Lawman
Burl Ives
14-Jun-1909 14-Apr-1995 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Dorothy McGuire
14-Jun-1916 13-Sep-2001 A Summer Place
Una Merkel
10-Dec-1903 2-Jan-1986 Summer and Smoke
Hayley Mills
18-Apr-1946   The Parent Trap
Michael J. Pollard
30-May-1939   Bonnie and Clyde
James Stacy
23-Dec-1936   Lancer
Deborah Walley
12-Aug-1943 10-May-2001 Gidget Goes Hawaiian


Review by anonymous (posted on 31-Dec-2006)

The thing I love most about this film is that it reminds me of the time when I was 11 years old - it's a real heart-warmer! Youthful Hayley Mills plays the fiesty, but cheery-natured Nancy who makes sure herself and her family move from their old Boston town-house to a quaint little house in the country - not knowing that it's condition is not too good. Much work and much repairing needs to go into it if they are to live there happily. A jolly postmaster helps them through their financial problems by telling them a series of white lies. The question is, Will the old owner of the house return and if he does, will he react too badly? I'm not telling you, so you'll have to see "Summer Magic" and find out! This is one of those rare films that have no swearing, no sexual scenes, no violence, no horror, no drug sequences, no danger - no NOTHING! Except pure beauty, wit, youthful romance with no private parts of the body exposed, charm, mystery, hope, sentiment, a nice storyline and charmingly acted. I'll be honest and say; it's not an epic that'll amaze you, nor is it as good as "The Parent Trap" (also starring Hayley Mills) but it's wonderful film that's always there if you want comfort - it's a rare film that'll comfort you when you need comforting!

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